Lew McKenzie is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer based in New York City. He has worked in and around the City since 2014 as a studio musician and live performer. He even had a high profile gig at the renowned B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, leading a series of sold-out tribute performances.
In 2020 Lew embarked on a solo career. His debut single “Retwizt” is an ode to Black accomplishments through history. The track has gotten a lot of attention since its release earlier this year, earning Lew media exposure and numerous playlist placements. The track counts its streaming numbers in the thousands on numerous platforms and continues to climb.
“Journey” is Lew McKenzie’s follow-up single, released everywhere on October 19, 2020. The song has a timeless feel. A smooth and organic Pop piano ballad, the classic feel of the track brings to mind some of the mellower Stevie Wonder love songs. Lew delivers an epic love story with soulful vocals and a cool, Jazzy arrangement of piano, bass and drums. As the song progresses he peppers the mix with guitar, sax and tasteful backing vocal harmonies.
It’s a beautiful story told lovingly by a skilled musician. Lew wrote the piece on and off over a period of years. The initial recordings were made early in 2020, but then the pandemic happened. Lew took advantage of the downtime to perfect the narrative of the tale he wanted to tell.
Love is an amazing gamble of chance encounters between two hearts that aren’t supposed to be together. It’s a one-of-a-kind feeling once that unlikely meeting of two different worlds collide.Lew McKenzie
You can hear “Journey” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. And follow the links below to connect with this talented and thoughtful artist. Get on his socials and keep an eye out for his debut EP.