LEWCA is an English singer/songwriter/musician now resident in France, never having been one for convention, LEWCA started life being born in a squat in Brixton, and by the time he was aged nineteen, he was living in a squat in Paris… After studying fine art and dabbling in film, LEWCA started making music just before, in his own words, he was “too old to die young”. Influences for LEWCA range from decadence to debauchery and musically from the likes of The Clash, The Streets, Ian Dury, ASAP Rocky, the Sleaford Mods, LCD Soundsystem, Bob Dylan, Eminem, Tom Waits, & more…
After being in a few bands that fell apart for various reasons, LEWCA decided to go it alone in 2018, his seriousness for a desire to succeed crept in, in around 2019, but then the pandemic hit in 2020 putting laid to his plans for a while.
Not being deterred, however, LEWCA’s first EP was released in Dec 2020, with two more being released in 2021, then followed by a remix EP, a charity EP, and the Album; ‘Friday Night Rockstar’.
Previous releases have seen LEWCA being championed on the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music and featured in official Apple iTunes music charts.
Although LEWCA collaborates with various different musicians on his projects (most often ex band members) his main partner in crime is S.O.A.P.(aka DJ Sonofapitch – Chinese man, Taiwan MC) who is a Parisian drum & bass DJ & Beatmaker whom LEWCA first met when they shared a billing at a gig together in 2013. Their partnership has grown from a shared love of wonky beats, UK soundscapes & a healthy dose of humour!
Since 2018 the duo have released 3 EP’s, & have been working together on two albums : “Friday Night Rockstar” which was released at the very end of 2022, & “Boombap for Boomers” which is set for release on 15th September 2023.
LEWCA composes and sings all of the lyrics and toplines on the tracks and is also a sometimes kazoo player! While S.O.A.P is more on the instrumentals playing keys, saxophone and doing “wicked DJ stuff”!
LEWCA is now gearing up for the release of the ‘Boombap For Boomers’ album by releasing a couple of the featured tracks, one such track being the beautifully tranquil almost lullabye offering of ‘Daydreaming’
‘Daydreaming’ is a personal favourite of mine from the album as I feel it really showcases another side to the artist. A more gentler side, rather than the joker we’ve all come to know and love. It shows a real human vulnerability.
Musically the track starts off with a strumming ukulele that is accompanied by Lewca’s almost wistful thought provoking lyricism that is interspersed and layered with an electronic synths, and highly melodic and harmonious organs and harmonica notes leading to the final outro.
‘Boombap For Boomers’ from which the single ‘Daydreaming’ is taken was recorded in S.O.A.P.’ s basement studio over the period of a year and all tracks were all mixed by S.O.A.P. and have been Mastered by Blanka. The album will be released on the 15th September 2023.
SOURCE: Official Bio