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Tour Diaries: SG Lewis

SG Lewis shared the stage with Mindchatter at The Brooklyn Mirage.

Photography: Jess Williams

Fall was in the air on the evening of October 7, as Brooklyn’s electronic music oasis The Brooklyn Mirage prepared to host a performance from English singer-songwriter and producer, SG Lewis’ Audio Lust & Higher Love North American Tour. Friday night boasted the second night of the tour, so excitement was high and the crowd was amped and ready to dance the night away. The musician, who has notably collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Dua Lipa, Clairo, Tove Lo, Khalid, Aluna, Victoria Monet and more, is known for his 70’s inspired disco infused dance tracks and was ready to showcase his music, both new and old, to his sold out crowd of fans.

Opening the evening was hometown favorite Mindchatter. The artist project of Bryce Connolly, Mindchatter has defied genres by fusing introspective lyrics with contagious danceable beats. After his debut single “Trippy” dropped in 2019, Mindchatter quickly gained recognition and just three years later, Mindchatter was performing in front of his largest hometown crowd to date. Mindchatter perfectly set the mood for the evening, providing fans with groovy tunes to dance to as they got themselves settled in for the evening ahead. After a 45 minute performance of stellar sounds paired with mind-altering visuals, Mindchatter thanked the crowd for dancing with him and left the stage.

At a quarter to eleven, the lights went dark and the band took to the stage. Moments later, the opening notes of SG Lewis’ most recent single “Infatuation” could be heard throughout the venue as SG himself appeared on the stage, atop a large white structure, his band at his feet. The smiles radiating from his face were infectious throughout his entire performance. Pairing live mixing with keys, guitar, bass and drums as well as live vocals, SG served his fans with every ounce of talent in his body.


His lengthy hour and a half song setlist spanned throughout his entire career, playing at least one song from every EP and album that he has released. SG’s setlist included his most famous single, “Impact” – which acclaimed fashion house Louis Vuitton used to launch their pre-Fall campaign in September – as well as “Back to Earth” and SG’s Paradise Edit of the Bee Gee’s “More Than A Woman”. Throughout the evening, SG peppered in some unreleased tracks we’ll soon be hearing on Audio Lust & Higher Love as well as a live debut of an unreleased collab with Swedish musician, Tove Lo from her forthcoming record Dirt Femme. SG concluded his live set with my personal favorite song, “Chemicals” and had the whole crowd dancing as the screens surrounding the stage radiated bright neon colors and lights throughout the venue.


The night was far from over as Mindchatter returned to the stage for an alternate DJ set until SG returned to the stage in the early morning hours for a lengthy DJ set to close out the evening. While SG Lewis has certainly made his name in the industry as a producer for some of music’s biggest names, SG has proven to us that he is so much more than a producer but is in fact also an extremely talented singer/songwriter and musician. The Audio Lust & Higher Love Tour has just kicked off this weekend so be sure to check out a date near you if you’re in need of losing yourself to the dance floor!


See the photos of SG Lewis at The Brooklyn Mirage by Jess Williams below.



 

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