When the Party's OverDecca Records
Pianist and composer Chad Lawson shares his cover of Billie Eilish's song "When the Party's Over" today; listen/watch HERE. The track is Lawson's first release since he shared his album You Finally Knew last fall; check it out HERE.
"A great song is a great song no matter the genre or instrument," says Lawson. "When I first heard this track, I was geeking how FINNEAS crafted such a unique melody based on his chordal theme; so creative. Add Billie's unabashed vulnerability to the mix and you have the artistic marriage of head & heart. I knew this song would resonate with just a piano."
With You Finally Knew, Lawson sought to create an album that would be "an invitation for self-reflection." Overwhelmed by the number of people reaching out to express how his music has helped them through difficult times-especially during the pandemic-he launched a new podcast, Calm it Down. Passionate about how music can help people, reduce stress levels and improve emotional health, the podcast seemed to be the next logical step and a great way of connecting with and helping his audience. Live across all DSPs, new episodes are released every Tuesday. Calm it Down is now nominated for an iHeart Radio Podcast award. The virtual awards show will be broadcast across streaming platforms and iHeartMedia radio stations on January 21.
Chad Lawson's 'You Finally Knew' is very highly recommended / Mainly Piano
I first discovered Chad Lawson's music in 2009 when he released his debut solo piano album, Set On a Hill, and I instantly fell in love. That album went on to win the Whisperings Solo Piano Radio "Album of the Year" award. Two years later, Chad played a house concert in my home in Oregon with a couple of other Whisperings artists, and his incredibly expressive touch on the piano keys literally stopped me...
Harmonious World Podcast chats with pianist, composer and podcaster; Chad Lawson
Chad Lawson is a modern-day master of reinvention: From his bold interpretations of the classics (Bach, Chopin) - which topped the iTunes chart - to the piano itself, which he reimagined with an iPad, creating electronic loops and ambient atmospherics that resonated with EDM fans and neoclassical traditionalists alike. Lawson later recreated the soundtrack - historically known as a recording of the music...
Chad Lawson's music gets under the skin / KlassikAkzente
If so-called "soul food" with taste, good ingredients and a beneficial consistency beyond the body can also make the soul happy, then Chad Lawson's music can certainly also be called "soul music", because the moods that the American artist creates created with the buttons, get under the skin and have an immediate positive effect on the inner workings. When the music starts, the world stops and all wo...
Chad Lawson's 'You Finally Knew' is an invitation of self-reflection / udiscovermusic.
Pianist and composer Chad Lawson today released his new solo piano album, You Finally Knew, recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios. "You Finally Knew is an invitation of self-reflection," explained Chad Lawson. "Beckoning us to pause and look inside ourselves, to see what makes each of us uniquely us. It is becoming increasingly difficult to be honest with ourselves as we unintentionally set aside eve...
Voguing meets classical in new Chad Lawson video / 98.7WFMT
Music and motion come together beautifully in a new video featuring the work of pianist and composer Chad Lawson. Explaining the link between the images and his music, Lawson quotes painter Edgar Degas: "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." The video for Prelude in D Major, directed by Agostina Gálvez, features the dancers Jason Rodriguez and José Lapaz Rodriguez. Jason h...
'Mainly Piano' reviews Chad Lawson's 'Waltz in B Minor' & 'Prelude in D Major'
Waltz in B Minor (single)
Chad Lawson has been one of my favorite pianists for many years. When I first saw him play live in 2011, his velvety piano touch literally stopped me in my tracks. More than proficient in many genres of music, it is with his own breathtaking compositions that Lawson truly shines the brightest. Never one to show off with a lot of bravado or fancy finger work...
Chad Lawson's velvety touch is very much present in the wistful, dreamy melody on 'One Day You Finally Knew' / Mainly Piano
"One Day You Finally Knew" is the second single from Chad Lawson's upcoming five-song solo piano EP, Stay. The EP is Chad's debut on the Decca label and will be released on May 1, 2020. Trained in both classical music and jazz, Chad has independently released a fascinating collection of albums that range from his own beautiful compositions to his arrangements of classics by Chopin and Bach. I have seen h...
Chad Lawson releases first single from upcoming five-song EP on Decca / Mainly Piano
"Stay" is the first single from pianist/composer Chad Lawson's upcoming five-song EP by the same name. His first album on the Decca Records label, Stay will be released in May 1, 2020. I reviewed Chad's first independent album, Set On a Hill, back in 2009 and immediately became a fan. He released a variety of indie albums over the next several years, from original music to his own arrangements of cla...