PIANIST AND COMPOSER CHAD LAWSON SET TO RELEASE MAJOR LABEL DEBUT EP - STAY FOR DECCA RECORDS US
PEACEFUL AND TRANSFIXING COLLECTION OF SOLO PIANO MUSIC AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE MAY 1
Composer and pianist Chad Lawson announces the release of his major label solo piano debut, Stay, set for May 1 via Decca Records US. Where minimalism and melody meet, the five track EP and title track "Stay," is a paean to inner peace and a clarion call to just exhale and breathe. You can pre-order the EP and listen to the single here. You can watch the accompanying visualizer here.
A modern-day master of reinvention, Lawson eschews both the trend of ancient instruments and New Age-y electronic clichés commonly heard in today's wellness music, relying only on his faithful piano, his emotional signature sound and eclectic taste for the five original songs on the EP. From the self-reflective "Stay" to the overall theme of the EP, Lawson strikes a delicate balance between the intimate and universal. "I'm just trying to invite people to take a moment and reconnect with who they are" says Lawson. "The music I make is meant to create calm." "It's about finding those times that are fleeting but buffer the soul." The music is both peaceful and transfixing.
As an indie artist Lawson has topped the iTunes chart and has evolved into a unique expressive voice that has garnered recognition from marquee outlets that include CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's All Things Considered. Now as the latest signee to the renowned label, Decca Records US, Lawson readies himself for the next step in his continuously progressive musical journey.
"I'm thrilled to partner with Decca Records US as we share a passion in presenting music in its most beautiful simplicity," says Lawson. "With their remarkable talent and global presence in concert with my desire in creating impassioned music, I'm excited in this new season to bring such a sound to listeners around the world."
As an artist Chad offers a unique and proven success, with a message that cuts through genres and labels," adds on Graham Parker, President, Decca Records US. "I am therefore so proud to welcome Chad to our roster, as now more than ever we need music attuned for an audience's truest needs, and with Chad's first EP on Decca Records US, there is no doubt that this is calm music for a chaotic time."