To say that Dean Lewis is feeling alright right now would be a severe understatement. Following his massive hit “Be Alright,” the Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis propelled himself into mainstream conscience once again with the hit single “7 Minutes.” With over a billion streams worldwide, Lewis’ heartbreaking lyrics about his negative experiences in relationships have undoubtedly resonated with listeners.
From performing to full-house crowds in Europe to nabbing international TV spots on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, it was only a matter of time before Lewis emerged with his next big thing. Sure enough, his debut full-length album, A Place We Knew, was released to tremendous critical and commercial success. With its tracks’ immense relatability, paired with Lewis’ unique voice that oozes genuine emotion and feeling, the singer-songwriter’s debut has been universally lauded for its sincerity and realism.
We at Augustman had the opportunity to speak to the “Be Alright” singer-songwriter during a one-on-one interview session, a day prior to his showcase in Kuala Lumpur.
About Dean Lewis: The Australian-born adult alternative singer-songwriter pens yearning, emotionally vulnerable tunes in the vein of contemporaries such as Jamie Lawson, Ed Sheeran, and Lewis Capaldi. Emerging in the late 2010s, he had his first taste of international success with the hit single “Be Alright,” which was included on his official full-length debut in 2019, A Place We Knew.
The Sydney-bred Lewis taught himself guitar growing up, playing along to his favourite Oasis songs and writing his own compositions, slowly amassing a small arsenal of original material. In 2018, Lewis received immense critical acclaim with the release of the wistful single “Be Alright”. His success is further propelled with the release of “7 Minutes” in 2019. “Be Alright” became an international hit, surpassing a billion streams by the time his debut LP, A Place We Knew, arrived that March. (Bio from AllMusic)