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Fresh Sounds: Lewis Daniel – Why Me

Saxophonist Lewis Daniel shares his new song Why Me, from his forthcoming debut EP State Of Being planned for 30th of April via Black Nerd Records.

This E.P comes about after years of composing and playing for other artists ranging from The House Gospel Choir to the alt-rock sounds of The Last Dinosaur. Combined with his own cultural heritage as a native south Londoner and black British Caribbean, Lewis delivers an EP that blurs the boundaries between jazz, hip-hop, gospel, garage, and grime. The result is both expansive and intricate, scanning the vast spectrum of Black music.

"I wanted to create a work which is personal and emotive for the listener to relate to, but also music that would make people want to dance. All of the tracks have deep personal meaning to me and in many ways illustrates the formative journey I, and others like me, have gone through during their 20s". 'Why Me' is about this feeling or state we all go through whether we care to admit it or not. It's not quite anger nor is it quite contemplation, but rather a mixture of both" says Lewis.


Watch below video of Lewis Daniel new song Why Me,  from his forthcoming debut EP State Of Being:

Lewis Daniel has studied at The BRIT School for performing arts, Guildhall School of Music and is a Tomorrows Warriors alumni. In-demand session musician and arranger, he is a member of many high profile groups including The House Gospel Choir, MOBO award winner Rachel Kerr, The Last Dinosaur, Boadi and also runs his own horn section the Biscuit Horns. He has performed at venues including The 02 Arena, Glastonbury Festival, KOKO, Ibiza Rocks, The Royal Albert Hall and a number of other international venues.

Listen to Lewis Daniel new song Why Me,  from his forthcoming debut EP State Of Being:

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Menahan Street Band - Devil's Respite

Henryk Debich, The Łódź Orchestra Of Polish Radio And Television - Zabawa w ciemności

Garage A Trois, Skerik, Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter - Calm Down Cologne

Nicola Conte, Gianluca Petrella, Davide Shorty - People Need People

vbnd, Katie Tupper, The Soulmate Collective - Breathe Me In (A Little Longer)

Mr. Käfer - To Do What

Remulak - Get Your Ice Creams

Natty Reeves - Change

FKAjazz, BD3, Natalie Oliveri - Talk

Arnan Raz - After

Dundundun - Dun in Outer Space

Close Counters, Allysha Joy - SPEAK IN TRUTH

Noname - Rainforest

TEE, Little Grace, Lauren Iyra - Crown of Thorns

Greentea Peng - Nah It Ain't The Same

Soul Revivers, Earl 16 - Got To Live

Richie Phoe, Kassia Zermon - Baby I Love You So

Lotek - Run, Rudeboy, Run

Bosq - Mi Tierra (Disco Dubstrumental)

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