Currently headlining sold-out shows in North America, multi-platinum-selling artist Dean Lewis today announces his highly anticipated debut album A Place We Knew will be released worldwide on Friday, March 22nd.
A Place We Knew is available to pre-order HERE
The global singer-songwriter also announced dates for his headline ‘A Place We Knew’ Tour in May, heading to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne with his band. Fans should get in quick if his previous tours are anything to go by, with shows selling out in record times.
Still on a high from his current hit single 7 Minutes reaching #6 on triple j’s hottest 100 and
# 1 on TMN Hottest 100 Airplay chart, the track has now been accredited GOLD in Australia. Written in London in a Uber following a disagreement with a girl, the single has touched a chord with fans and media alike having been streamed over 25 Million times in just 4 weeks. 7 Minutes will be included on Dean’s debut album along with his global hits 6 x Platinum ‘Be Alright’ and 5 x Platinum ‘Waves’.
For Lewis, the title A Place We Knew encapsulates the bittersweet memories of past relationships. “All the songs were written through relationships I’d been in and houses I used to live in and hotel rooms.”
On a plane he heard a phrase that struck him like a bolt of lightning, “An in-flight-radio DJ said, ‘I wish that was a place we’d known about’ I went to my notes and wrote ‘A Place We Knew’ and was like, that’s the album title. That ties everything together.”
Lewis sought out several producers to collaborate with on his new album. The British team behind ‘Waves’ and ‘Be Alright’, Edd Holloway and Nick Atkinson are ever-present and so too is Melbourne’s John Castle (‘Don’t Hold Me’ and ‘Chemicals’) and Dann Hume (‘Time to Go’ and title-track ‘A Place We Knew’). Sydney-based producer Dylan Nash, whom Lewis refers to as “almost like the co-producer for the whole album”, ties a thread between the 12 songs that were written and recorded all over the world giving A Place We Knew its cohesive sound.
From the uplifting ‘Hold Of Me’ and the celebratory ‘Stay Awake’, to his rawest and most vulnerable tracks ‘Don’t Hold Me’ and ‘Half A Man’, Dean’s debut album demonstrates a far greater breadth and depth to his songwriting than ever heard before. In addition to writing every song on the album, Dean triumphantly plays piano, acoustic and electric guitar on A Place We Knew.
With over a billion streams of his music globally and being named Billboard’s “Chart-Breaker” in October, Dean has been dominating charts all over the world with his single ‘Be Alright’. In Australia, ‘Be Alright’ was the second highest-selling single from an Australian artist in 2018 and the fourth highest-selling single of the year overall. Globally the single has now reached over 630 million streams achieving multi-platinum, platinum and gold status sales worldwide.
A PLACE WE KNEW TRACKLISTING
Hold Of Me
A Place We Knew
Straight Back Down
Time To Go
Don’t Hold Me
For The Last Time
Half A Man
Dean Lewis is currently playing his first North American headline tour with shows sold out from Los Angeles to New York City. He will return to Australia in May for his A Place We Knew National Tour.
DEAN LEWIS DEBUT ALBUM ‘A PLACE WE KNEW’ IS OUT MARCH 22