Dean Lewis is an Australian singer-songwriter famous for his emotionally charged and introspective songs. He first gained widespread recognition with his breakthrough single “Be Alright” in 2018. The song became a chart-topping hit in his home country and around the world.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Born in Sydney, Australia in 1987, Dean Lewis began playing music at a young age, inspired by his father’s record collection. He learned to play guitar and started writing songs in his early teens. However, he didn’t pursue music professionally until after he graduated from university.
After years of playing gigs and honing his craft, Lewis signed with Island Records Australia in 2016 and released his debut EP, “Same Kind of Different,” the following year. The EP featured the song “Waves,” which went on to become a hit in Australia and helped raise Lewis’s profile.
Rise to Fame
In 2018, Lewis released “Be Alright,” which quickly became a sensation. The song was inspired by a difficult breakup and struck a chord with audiences around the world. It topped the charts in Australia and several other countries, including Italy and Sweden, and earned Lewis numerous award nominations.
Lewis’s debut album, “A Place We Knew,” followed in 2019 and was also a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Australian charts. The album showcased Lewis’s introspective songwriting and emotional vocals. It also featured collaborations with songwriters and producers, including John Mayer and Dann Hume.
Since the release of “A Place We Knew,” Lewis has continued to tour and release new music, including the single “Falling Up” in 2020. He has also earned critical acclaim for his live performances, which showcase his powerful vocals and heartfelt delivery.
Lewis’s music is characterized by its emotional intensity and raw honesty, and he has been compared to artists like Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi. With his soaring vocals and relatable lyrics, Dean Lewis has become a rising star in the world of pop music, and his future looks bright.