“There was harmony in the music/ There was harmony in the behaviour of the people/ And we had a good time” – the sample ushering in the Rhye-featuring opener of new album times perfectly summarises this delicious soundtrack for future stellar dancefloor times.
SG Lewis’s love for Jamiroquai inspired much of this album, and the musician admits it felt “very surreal” to collaborate with two of The Cat In The Hat’s accomplices, Matt Johnson and Simon Hale, on the bouncy Feed The Fire. The first song Lewis wrote for times – One More, a Nile Rodgers collab – became a touchstone.
Whether welcoming listeners to share an exclusive VIP booth with Channel Tres and Robyn (Impact) or plunging into suspended free-fall bliss (Fall), times reminds of the exact escapism/euphoria combo that only a packed dancefloor can bring.
times by SG Lewis is out February 19 via Caroline.
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