FRESH: ‘Lovers’ – Lawson

Lawson are back with “Lovers”!

Pop-rockers Lawson enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough, releasing five Top 10 singles and the Gold-certified debut album “Chapman Square” as well as playing shows with pop icons Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Take That. Now the boys are back with their new single “Lovers”, their first new music in four years. “Lovers” finds Lawson adding a fresh tropical pop twist on the infectious, feelgood style which captured a huge and devoted following. The song encapsulates the joy and excitement of a young romance, where nothing is more important than being with the person who means everything to you.

Frontman Andy Brown explains, “The song is about how you feel when you’re young and in love and there’s no better feeling in the world than that. It’s a feelgood song that our fans will love, but hopefully people who haven’t listened to our music before will love it too! It felt great to be back with the lads again and it gave us all a new energy to create what we think is our best stuff”. Lawson – completed by Joel Peat (guitar), Ryan Fletcher (bass) and Adam Pitts (drums) – co-wrote “Lovers” with long-term collaborator Ki Fitzgerald (who they worked with on the hits “When She Was Mine” and “Standing In The Dark”) and Jon Green (James Bay).

“Lovers” is accompanied by an official video. It sees an impassioned performance from the band complemented by a colourful backdrop which depicts a young couple embarking upon a road trip. Lawson reunited from their hiatus in 2018 to headline a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which sold-out in a matter of minutes. Still the best of friends, the reaction they received inspired them to start a new chapter in their career. As Andy recalls fondly, “I think the look on people’s faces and the fun we all had together that night made us realise how much we love and miss our fans and each other. We have all been busy with different things the past few years but it felt like now was the perfect time to get back in the studio and just enjoy making music together again”.

That return gathered pace last week when they shared the tongue-in-cheek documentary ‘Lawson – Where Are They Now?’. A playful parody of the music doc, the video featured guests including Robbie Williams, Rick Astley and Radio 1’s Scott Mills, and quickly started trending on Twitter. Four years is a long time in music, but Lawson’s absence has produced a mature, refined and exciting new sound. Newly signed to Cooking Vinyl (Nina Nesbitt, Will Young), they’re set to add to a career which has already encompassed 50 million streams at Spotify and 100 million views at their official YouTube site.

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