2018-07-11T10:40:44+00:00 2018-07-11T10:40:44+00:00

Unexpected pair SG Lewis and Clairo release "Better"— a modern disco bop

SG Lewis, the London-based producer and musician, is characterized by a fusion of sunny house and pop music that occasionally steers into other genres like techno and future bass. His infectious sound has led to collaborations with a range of popular artists including GallantTa-ku, and as of this week, the adorable dream-pop singer Clairo. The collab is titled "Better," and the single stemmed from a chance writing session in Los Angeles with the two artists.

In the making of the track, SG “played Clairo the instrumental and she jumped on it straight away." Their chemistry on "Better" is apparent despite the unfamiliarity of the genre for Clairo, who called the track "one of the first real steps [she's] made into pop music." SG continues saying, "the process was so natural— I kept the beat unquantized from the jam as I felt like it gave the record an old disco feel." Both artists are ascending in their careers; SG has just released Dusk, which is one part of an ambitious three piece album series (each influenced by different genres), and Clairo released the well-received "diary 001" EP this year with features from Rejjie Snow and Danny L Harle. Keep an eye out for the music video for "Better"— although not officially announced, it's a likely bet judging from Clairo's tweet posted earlier today:

Earlier this year, SG Lewis began releasing music from his ambitious three-part album ‘Dusk, Dark, Dawn’ that encapsulates one night out at the club. Referencing a wide breadth of styles and genres, ‘Dusk’ uses disco, west coast hip-hop and 80s electro to set the scene. Soon to move into Phase 2 – ‘Dark’ – SG Lewis will move onto heavier styles like techno and grime.

SG Lewis Fall North American Tour Dates

September 25th               Washington DC              Union Stage

September 26th              Philadelphia, PA             The Foundry at the Fillmore

September 28th              Brooklyn, NY                   Elsewhere

September 30th              Cambridge, MA              The Sinclair

October 2nd                     Toronto, ON                   Mod Club

October 3rd                     Montreal, QC                 Fairmont Theatre

October 5th                     Detroit, MI                     El Club

October 6th                     Chicago, IL                      Lincoln Hall

October 7th                     Minneapolis, MN            7th Street Entry

October 10th                   Austin, TX                       Come and Take it Live

October 11th                   Houston, TX                    Bronze Peacock

October 12th                   Dallas, TX                        House of Blues – Cambridge Room

October 14th                   Denver, CO                     Larimer Lounge

October 16th                   Las Vegas, NV                 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Vinyl

October 19th                   Los Angeles, CA              The Fonda Theatre

October 21st                    San Francisco, CA           The Regency Theater

October 23rd                   Portland, OR                   Holocene

October 24th                   Seattle, WA                     The Crocodile

October 26th                   Vancouver, BC                Fortune Sound Club

 

Connect with SG Lewis: Twitter | Soundcloud | Spotify

Connect with Clairo: Twitter | SoundcloudApple Music

 

 

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