BE ALRIGHT – DEAN LEWIS | is a song by Australian singer songwriter Dean Lewis.

The song was released in June 2018 as the lead single from Lewis' forthcoming debut studio album.

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Sydney singer-songwriter Dean Lewis has unveiled a gut-wrenching new single with ‘Be Alright’. A frank and fairly candid meditation on romantic betrayal and moving past pain, Lewis delivers his lyrics above a relatively sparse, stripped back instrumentation. Punctuated with a swelling, hopeful chorus, ‘Be Alright’ is the kind of slow-burning balladry that’s equal parts uplifting and devastating. It’s not difficult to see how Lewis draws influence from the likes of musical hero Noel Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft.

“Be Alright” is the first taste of Lewis’ forthcoming album, and signals a newfound conviction in his own storytelling and singing capabilities, something, Lewis explains, he had to learn. “I think a lot of people are in their rooms writing songs, thinking it’s not good enough or wondering why your voice doesn’t sound like everyone else’s. But those things you think are weaknesses are actually your strengths. It’s what makes you unique. And after a bit of time, it’s the thing that gives you confidence.”

These strengths have seen Dean’s career glide from song-writing for other artists to becoming his own hit-maker overnight. Dean Lewis created a monumental buzz, launching with single ‘Waves’. Strongly championed by triple j, Spotify and Apple Music, ‘Waves’ was the second biggest Australian selling single of 2017. Gracing the stages of Europe’s biggest television shows, playing headline shows and festival slots across Australia and the US, Dean’s music has now been streamed 200+ million timesand his videos viewed 42+ million times. Adding to this incredible achievement, he has claimed three Gold plus selling singles from Same Kind of Different EP with Waves (3 x platinum) ‘Need You Now’ (Gold) and ‘Lose My Mind’ (Gold). The multi-platinum selling ‘Waves’ was nominated for 2 APRA Awards for Most Played Australian Work and Pop Work of the Year as well as appearing on cult programs like Suits, Riverdale and Grey’s Anatomy.

[Verse 1]
I look up from the ground
To see your sad and teary eyes
You look away from me
And I see there’s something you’re trying to hide
And I reach for your hand but it’s cold
You pull away again
And I wonder what’s on your mind
And then you say to me you made a dumb mistake
You start to tremble and your voice begins to break
You say the cigarettes on the counter weren’t your friends
They were my mates
And I feel the color draining from my face

[Chorus]
And my friend said
“I know you love her, but it’s over, mate
It doesn’t matter, put the phone away
It’s never easy to walk away, let her go
It’ll be alright”

 

 

[Verse 2]
So I asked to look back at all the messages you’d sent
And I know it wasn’t right, but it was fucking with my head
And everything deleted like the past, it was gone
And when I touched your face, I could tell you’re moving on
But it’s not the fact that you kissed him yesterday
It’s the feeling of betrayal, that I just can’t seem to shake
And everything I know tells me that I should walk away
But I just want to stay

[Chorus]
And my friend said
“I know you love her, but it’s over, mate
It doesn’t matter, put the phone away
It’s never easy to walk away, let her go
It’ll be okay
It’s gonna hurt for a bit of time
So bottoms up, let’s forget tonight
You’ll find another and you’ll be just fine
Let her go”

[Bridge]
But nothing heals the past like time
And they can’t steal
The love you’re born to find
But nothing heals the past like time
And they can’t steal
The love you’re born to find

[Chorus]
“I know you love her, but it’s over, mate
It doesn’t matter, put the phone away
It’s never easy to walk away, let her go
It’ll be okay
It’s gonna hurt for a bit of time
So bottoms up, let’s forget tonight
You’ll find another and you’ll be just fine
Let her go”

[Outro]
It’ll be alright
It’ll be alright
It’ll be alright
It’ll be alright
It’ll be alright

Director: Jessie Hill
Executive producer – Danyi Deats
Producer: Eric Barrett
DP: Julian Estrada
Editor: Marissa Charlwood
Color: Kevin Kim
1st AD: Mauricio Coronado
H&M: Thalía Echeveste
Stylist: Natalia Seligson
Camera Assist/Movi Op: Julian Estrada
Production Assist: Sarah Ross
Cast: Maria Evoli

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