With the summer heat and beach season on the horizon, soulful UK pop singer-songwriter Link Lewis returns with his huge new single, the slinky and sexy Sugar Lips. Since dropping his debut release in late 2018, the fast-rising vocalist and multi-instrumentalist has been picking up acclaim everywhere he goes – from big support from Spotify editors for his jazzy Am I In single, to widespread press buzz and repeat BBC Introducing radio plays and sessions.
Listen to Sugar Lips on Soundcloud here now.
“It was honestly so much fun writing this track. I decided to challenge myself and see if I could write and record a song in 2 days… ‘Sugar Lips’ was the result!” explains Lewis on the new track. “Some of the best songs of all time have been the simplest – less can be more. Once I’d started putting the bass line and the percussion parts together, I realised didn’t need much more musically. The song is about being incredibly attracted someone and not being able to take your hands off them. Making any excuse you can to sneak away and have a bit of fun – that typical passion of young love.”
Taking inspiration from all branches of the tree, the Link Lewis sound blends the buttery tones of jazzy RnB with the slick hooks and pounding grooves of hip-hop and modern pop. With a wealth of experience writing, producing and performing music, he’s already released a string of acclaimed singles this year on his Ellemer Records Label, a tight-knit and collaborative collective that’s also home to fellow RnB artist and recent BBC One TV star Jordan Higo.