TONY LEWIS FROM THE OUTFIELD has today (5/18) officially released “Into The Light,” the first single off his upcoming debut solo album OUT OF THE DARKNESS (out Friday, June 29) to radio and all digital music platforms (links below). AXS.com first premiered the “catchy” track and its accompanying lyric video yesterday as part of an in-depth interview with LEWIS. Of the new album, writer James Wood noted, “There’s a new magic in Out Of The Darkness that’s undeniable. Perhaps it’s because Lewis showcases other strings in his musical bow as songwriter, producer, guitarist and drummer. A process Lewis himself says felt very natural. Regardless, Out Of The Darkness is not only a nod to the past, it’s also a welcoming wish to the future” (5/17/18).
Download/stream “Into The Light” on all digital platforms HERE
Watch the lyric video HERE
The title for OUT OF THE DARKNESS stems from the chorus of “Into The Light.” As TONY explained to AXS.com, “The line ‘out of the darkness’ means my venture back into the music industry after a four year hiatus. It’s about coming out of that dark period after losing John [Spinks] and getting back into the industry. After being known primarily as a singer in The Outfield, I wanted to re-emerge as a solo artist and show that I have more than one string to my bow. It’s taken a long time but it’s something I really enjoy doing.”
OUT OF THE DARKNESS, written and recorded by LEWIS over the past two years, is set for release via Madison Records, marking his first album for the Atlanta-based label. The 12-track album takes on the spirit of The Outfield, the ’80s rock group he founded with the late John Spinks, while letting TONY’s own style shine through. TONY produced and recorded everything on his own for the new album, in addition to playing all the instruments. OUT OF THE DARKNESS is now available for pre-order, click here.
In support of the album’s release, the London-based musician, songwriter and record producer will be hitting the road this summer on the Retro Futura Tour, alongside Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Kajagoogoo’s Limahl and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella. The July and August outing–including a July 28show at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles–will mark LEWIS’ first tour in over 13 years. See below for all upcoming tour dates and go to www.retrofuturatour.com for additional information.
The Outfield took the ’80s by storm with their infectious pop songs, including “Your Love,” “All The Love” and “Say It Isn’t So.” Their 1985 debut album, Play Deep, reached triple platinum sales status and Top 10 on the U.S. album charts. “Your Love” peaked at #6 and is still featured in a number of compilation albums and commercials, and has been covered or remixed over 1,000 times by other artists. More than 30 years later, “Your Love” continues to make waves with an average of 1 million streams per week on Spotify and over 5 million monthly views of the video on YouTube, while still in rotation at over 300 major market radio stations across the country. The massive single has also been featured on various TV spots including recent episodes of “The Goldbergs” and “Family Guy” and a long-running Bounce commercial, airing since 2014. Collectively, The Outfield has over 170 million total views on YouTube videos and 125 million streams on Spotify.
Track Listing for OUT OF THE DARKNESS:
Into the Light
Here And Now
The Dance of Love
I’ll Still Be Here
Melt The Ice
Thank You (For Breaking My Heart)
Dreams and Wishes
Think That You Know Me
Catch TONY LEWIS FROM THE OUTFIELD on the Retro Futura Tour in these cities:
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Cape Cod Melody Tent
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Salt Lake City, UT
Red Butte Garden
Las Vegas, NV
The Van Buren
Costa Mesa, CA
Los Angeles, CA
The Wiltern Theatre
Anselmo Valencia Tore Amphitheater
Hard Rock Live
St. Ignace, MI
Kewadin Casino Resort