Oxford-based singer/songwriter Lewis Watson returns with a brand new song‘little light’taken from his upcoming second album midnight, out March 3rd through Cooking Vinyl.The 360-degree video, made in partnership with MelodyVR, shows Lewis and his band performing the track on an East London rooftop.
The dramatic new track is a beautiful return from the hugely acclaimed 25 year old. Rich with emotion, Lewis wears his heart on his sleevein this gorgeous love song. Thegleaming guitar lines, crystalline melodies andcaptivating vocals showcase Lewis at his best.
Picking up the guitar at the age of 16Lewis first cameto public attentionby uploading stripped-back covers online, andit wasn’t long until the teenage singer saw views clocking up in theirhundreds of thousands.
In 2012 his debut EP of original materialit’s got four sad songs on it,btw went straight to the top of the iTunes singer-songwriter chart on the day of release. Sparking the attention of major labels, Lewissoon signedto Warner Bros andwent on to release four more rave-reviewed EPs, all of which dominated the iTunes chart, followed by his debut album the morning in 2014.
With midnight he has developed his much-adored acoustic-pop sound into something altogether more ambitious, yet even more affecting. Drawing upon inspiration from a disparate range of influences including Death Cab For Cutie, Coldplay and Bon Iver, the album expands Lewis Watson’s musical world far beyond his debut. It also features a duet with Lucy Rose on the achingly emotional ‘slumber’.
With a choice of labels keen for his signature after two years away, Lewis decided to find a new approach to releasinghis music, partnering with the leading independent label Cooking Vinyl, and heading out on tour to showcase many of the new songs direct to his fans.
The first taste of midnight comes later this month with seven intimate performances in the UK, ahead of a larger headline tour in March in support of the album, which includes a date at London’s Tabernacle on March 23rd. Full tour dates are as follows: