Lewis Ciavarella is a singer and songwriter with Italian origins born and raised in the North East of Melbourne. He participated in The Voice where he was followed by Kelly Rowland and since then his solo work has never stopped! His song called “New Sun“ is a mix of funk and R’n’B very cool, with a little bit of indie rock, which will make you want to sing and move. The track is sensual and seductive and can also explore the sounds of pop and electronic music. In short, Lewis is waiting for you with a song that has many facets and, I recommend, stay connected to discover his EP “Two”, which will be released during this year!
YMX: Hey Lewis, thanks for talking to us. How have these gloomy times been treating you?
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: Thanks for having me, its been pretty on and off, but it has been a great time to get creative and work hard in the studio.
YMX: How did you decide music was something you wanted to pursue? Are there any particular episodes that inspired you in doing so?
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: It was actually a natural thing for me, it was sort of an accident really, I accidentally walked into a music class in high school, but then decided to stay in the class. I enjoy the creativity, and I like the control of being able to create whatever I want.
YMX: Here’s a fun game: name 3 artists, or bands, that inspire you and influence your work, and explain why:
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: 1. Anderson Paak – his groove
2. Mac Miller – for his flow
3. Eagles – for their storytelling
YMX: You recently released “New Sun“. Can you tell us how that project came about?
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: “New Sun” is my latest release. I was in the studio with my producer and we found this amazing sample and we dwelled on it for hours, then I started playing an awesome bass line which worked well. The project actually came together that night as I had the lyrics in the vault, it was unreal!
YMX: How did the pandemic affect your personal music recording experience? Was it easy adjusting to working remotely?
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: Before the pandemic, I would usually just work with just one other person, my producer, so for me it was okay adjusting. It did get rough at times through, because my producer can do things that I can’t, so I did miss him being beside me, it slowed things down a little.
YMX: Professional livestreams seem to be really taking over these days. Is it something you would consider doing?
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: I did a few livestreams during the pandemic, I found it weird because I could vibe off the crowd watching. It was still a fun way to be creative and I treated it like a rehearsal. I think I will incorporate some of the livestreams in the future, but live performance is definitely better
YMX: Since pandemic began, online music promotion has become crucial for an artist’s growth. How important is that for you, and are there any strategies you are willing to share with our readers?
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: I agree that online music promotion is super important, one of my strategies is to stay active online and I prefer Instagram. I try to keep a good balance of personal content and music content which my audience seems to enjoy.
YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future?
LEWIS CIAVARELLA: Release of my EP called “Two” in early 2021, then get a live show on the road in 2021, and currently I am writing EP “Three”. I am also keen to keep working on my online promotions and increasing a following online.