Quinn Lewis Releases First Single, Video Under New Arista Records Deal: Exclusive

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Australian singer-songwriter Quinn Lewis will get slowed down in love on the brand new single “Holding On,” his first launch after signing with Arista Records -- introduced completely at the moment (Jan. 18) on Billboard.

In a video directed by Nick Leopold, Lewis faces the bodily manifestation of the track’s sinking relationship, as his seedy motel room is enveloped by a hazy swamp. Lewis instructions the surreal setting with a fascinating aura and impassioned supply, however he raises the bar by imbuing his soulful, inviting nature into the heavier subject material.  

“‘Hanging On’ is a couple of lady who I knew wasn’t into the connection, however who saved pulling me again in,” Lewis tells Billboard. “When I shot this video, I felt the entire similar feelings that I wanted to get out within the track, and what I felt through the relationship it’s impressed by.”

He expands on his basic philosophy that's current on “Holding On,” saying, “One of the issues I’d wish to get throughout with my music is that nonetheless you’re feeling and no matter you’re going via, it’s all okay… I’d love for folks to stroll away figuring out that you could be assured in your unhappiness, or assured in feeling such as you’re misplaced.”

As a bigger inventive assertion, it encapsulates Lewis' versatility as he stretches the richly textured digital manufacturing to the far corners of pop, R&B, soul and rock. With a confidence and vulnerability that welcomes listeners to look inward whereas appreciating the fun round them, Lewis proves his voice is one to comply with.

The 22-year previous Brisbane native, who has referred to as Nashville house for the previous 4 years, remains to be coming to phrases with the most recent sea change in his nascent music profession. Following the one-off single “Weekend Luv” and the R3HAB-collaboration “How You’ve Been” in 2018, Lewis inked a cope with Arista Records in partnership with Small Giant Records to kick off the brand new 12 months.

“We are very completely happy to welcome Quinn Lewis to Arista Records and to be working alongside Small Giant on this extremely proficient up-and-coming artist,” Arista Records president and CEO David Massey tells Billboard.

Small Giant Records president Ben Singer provides, "We're thrilled to companion with such a proficient group at Arista, led by the incomparable David Massey. He's constructed a group round himself that shares the identical excellent of artists-first which occurs to be the identical beliefs at Small Giant."

Though Lewis admits the expertise has “felt fully pure,” as a consequence of his incremental progress over the previous couple of years, he can’t assist however admit that “after assembly with [Massey], I checked out Ben [Singer] and mentioned ‘Did that basically simply occur?’”

“I really feel so fortunate,” he says.

Check out the video for “Holding On” completely on Billboard beneath.