Emerging indie pop artist, Payson Lewis, released his new single “When Love Was Young,” a band-driven pop song that captures the essence of his energetic sound. Combining an upbeat piano with a powerful drum groove creates a dynamic and positive vibe throughout the song. “When Love Was Young” is now available for download and streaming on digital music platforms worldwide.
The song, produced by Ben Soldate, is co-written with Selda Sahin. “We discovered that we both shared in this practice of ‘rose-tinting’ our past. We forgot the fights and unhappiness. We remembered the laughter and the adventures. Not in a longing way, just in a fond way,” explains Lewis. The single reflects Lewis’ sense of nostalgia and desire to go back to a happy place within his memory, even if it’s just for a moment. “I identify strongly with looking back in kindness and not in anger,” he says. His optimistic and spirited single immediately inspires happiness and gets people moving.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Payson Lewis got into music at a young age when he followed in his brother’s footsteps by joining the choir. He taught himself piano and decided to go to college as a Music Industry Major at the University of Southern California. Lewis honed his craft as a singer when he joined the SoCal VoCals; USC’s award-winning a cappella group. After college, Payson Lewis landed a spot on NBC’s The Sing Off, which is recognized for launching the career of the multi-platinum and Grammy winning group, PENATONIX. This opened up acting opportunities for Lewis as he appeared on episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Revenge, and The People vs. OJ Simpson.While acting is an impressive asset to Lewis’s career, his first love and ultimate mission is music. Drawing on influences from his past and artists like Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes and Walk The Moon, Payson Lewis is excited to make a name for himself in the music industry.