This evocative song allows Louis to effortlessly showcase his tremendous voice, wrapped around emotionally charged lyrics. ‘Stumbling’ is written and produced by Louis, Marcus Foster from the band Seramic and Koz, the Grammy winning Canadian producer best known for his work with Kendrick Lamar on the album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ and DUA LIPA on her acclaimed debut.
“I’ve spent much of the last year in the studio working on new tracks, forming a new sound,” Louis says. “I’ve been working with Rudimental, Mojam and Koz, a Canadian producer who really got my sound. I grew up listening to 2pac but I’m also a fan of people like Johnny Cash so to merge those two sounds together which is what Koz helped me do, is just very exciting.”
Without doubt ‘Stumbling’ is his best single yet, and promises great things for his debut album, produced by an all star cast: Koz, Jacquire King (James Bay, Niall Horan, Kings of Leon) and Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith) and is set for release this summer.
“Louis’ voice instantly stood out,” says Koz. “It has that timeless, distinct, iconic quality that is so rare to find. Every word he sings you believe.”
“It’s a song about when you’re going through things in life and you keep getting knock backs,” Louis says of ‘Stumbling’. “It’s about having the determination and courage to carry on through hard times and get to a place where you want to be.”
Anyone who has witnessed Louis Berry live knows his performances are as joyful as they are explosive, breathing an infectious intensity into his passionate songs. On the horizon are residencies in his native Liverpool and London, Live at Leeds and the Neighbourhood Festival and support slots with Liam Gallagher in Dublin and Belfast.
Louis and his fabulous band spent much of last year on the road, honing their exciting live sound. His UK headline tour sold out while he played over 18 European festivals last summer. He’s had over 270 plays on Radio 1. His supporters include Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mistajam and Huw Stephens. So far his songs have been streamed over 10 million times.
Louis’ forthcoming album will be followed by a headline UK tour later this year.