SG Lewis has returned today with not one, but two brand new singles, “Missing You” and “Something About Your Love”. The nocturnal “Missing You” and the italo-influenced anthem “Something About Your Love” can both be heard now below.
Ushering in a brand-new chapter, the 70s and 80s have provided a rich seam of inspiration for contemporary artists like SG Lewis (real name Sam Lewis) and nowhere is this more potent than today’s releases. “Missing You” illuminates Lewis’ unmatched ability to take underground club music somewhere fresh and towards a new generation and reaches for dancefloor glory with its shimmering synths and neon bass line, nodding to eighties new wave in timeless pop ecstasy. On the other end of the spectrum, the Daft Punk inspired “Something About Your Love” showcases 70s-era drums, a funk-inflected bass hook, disco-styled groove, and a luminous refrain. Both tracks are classic but deeply contemporary cuts with one suited to the adrenaline rush of your wildest night out, and the other to the blissful ride home at sunrise. This duality is a theme that permeates SG Lewis’ new era.
Speaking about “Missing You,” SG Lewis reveals, “Conceptually, it felt like the perfect introduction. It’s a story about temptation and dwindling fear. Your eyes are wandering.” On “Something About Your Love,” SG adds “It’s no secret I’m a massive Daft Punk fan. It’s the closest thing I’ve ever made to a tribute to them. I was listening to Discovery a lot, and there’s a specific technique to it. I chopped up the sample of these seventies keys and drums. It came together easily. Lyrically, It’s a pure confession of admiration for someone. It’s the perfect contrast to ‘Missing You’.”
This summer, SG Lewis will return to the beloved Palm Springs pool party festival Splash House, playing a special after hours DJ set on Saturday, August 13th, followed by confirmed festival performances at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas on Friday, September 16th and the Portola Festival in San Francisco on Sunday September 25th. For a full list of upcoming live dates and to purchase tickets click HERE.