When SG Lewis returned with new music in July, he hinted that he was sitting on a treasure trove of new music. After a long wait, we finally have more information: AudioLust & HigherLove, his new double album, will be released on January 27, 2023. To tide us over until then, he dropped “Vibe Like This” and “Infatuation.”
“Vibe Like This” features two of the smoothest voices in the game, Ty Dolla $ign and Lucky Daye. Over a piano-heavy refrain and disco synth inflections, the two harmonize about how they treat their lovers. Album-opener “Infatuation” is faster-paced, featuring some gritty guitar and bass riffs. The classic SG Lewis sound shines through on the chorus, as his smooth falsetto comes to a crescendo amid swells of rising keys.
We’re absolutely digging this disco-heavy direction Lewis. Here’s what he had to say about his upcoming album:
The album is clearly split into two worlds. AudioLust is the darker, lusty, infatuated, short-lived, and ego-driven version of love. The second half represents a much deeper, actualized, and fulfilled version of love. Songs fall on either half of the record. I feel like I exist in the space between DJing and being an artist. The bulk of the album was written across a series of intensive studio residencies in the height of the pandemic, with the help of some incredibly talented friends, and allowed me to explore myself as an artist in a way that I would never have dared before.
Both tracks come out right as SG Lewis prepares to embark on his North American fall tour. You can check out those dates here and you can listen to “Vibe Like This” and “Infatuation” below. Enjoy!