Feature: We Play 'What Song...' With Dean Lewis

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

You've probably noticed that Dean Lewis' single 'Waves' has been popping up everywhere, not that we're complaining. Stay tuned to his name, you're going to be hearing it a lot this year. He recently took some time out to feature in our latest edition of 'What Song...' Check out his responses below.

What song reminds you of your high school days?
I’m a massive Kooks fan. I remember when the album ‘Konk' came out - listening to 'Sway' and just being obsessed with it. The acoustic intro and that massive chorus. Takes me back.

What song would you love to cover during a live show?
I’ve never publicly done a cover but I had some spare time in the studio at Christmas and decided to record my own version of Amy Sharks - 'Adore'. I'm going to put it out at some point and I’m really happy with it. Can’t wait to play it live. So simple and great lyrically.

What song brings out your finest dance moves?
It’s funny I’m kinda late to the party with dance music but have starting listening a bit lately and putting some of those elements into my songs, but in more of an organic way. I’d have to say 'Final Song' - MO.

What song would you make your theme song?
I’m absolutely obsessed with 'Close Your Eyes' by Rhodes. He sings about being on the edge - reminds me to keep going for what I’m going for, whatever that may be. Pushing toward what scares me - that feels like the right direction to head to.

What song do you wish you collaborated on?
'If I Had A Gun' By Noel Gallagher. There’s a line in the song that goes “Excuse me if I spoke too soon, my eyes have always followed you around the room, ‘Cause you’re the only god I’ll ever need".  That line is so powerful and conjures up so many feelings within me - I wish I’d written it. 

What song is your guilty pleasure? 

I love Taylor Swift’s songwriting. I think she’s incredible. I’m obsessed with  'Wildest Dreams' - feels like a huge tune to me. Not sure if I have to be guilty about that but it’s the first thing that came to mind haha.

Check out a clip to a stripped back version of 'Waves' below: