Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Dean Lewis returns to television with a special performance of “Falling Up” on The Ellen DeGeneres show. Since its release in March, the track has garnered over 10 million streams globally.
Watch the emotional, stripped down performance.
In writing the song Lewis keyed into lifelong feelings of frustration and anxiety. “I always thought I would be happy when I finished school or when I passed an exam, or I got a job or a promotion or if I went traveling and then I was like – ‘ooh, now I have a record deal, what if I have a big song? Then, I had a big song, and I was on the road for three years and when I stopped, I realized it had all passed me by and I was actually less present and more anxious and stressed than ever. I looked back on my life and at all of these points along the way and I realized that I’ve never felt any better, it’s always been onto the next thing, always moving.”
Lewis went from unknown to world-wide recognition with the release of his 2019 Album A Place We Knew which debuted #18 on the Billboard Top 200 in the USA, as well as a Top 5 Billboard Pop Album. Accredited Gold in the US, the LP produced a number of local and international smashes including his debut single ‘Waves’ (which also reached Gold status in the US) but it was ‘Be Alright’ which would drive Lewis’ career even further, catapulting his music to the world stage and contributing to his music accumulating over 5 billion streams globally. ‘Be Alright’ is triple platinum in the USA and landed Dean in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart as well as the prestigious Apple ‘Up Next’ title. The track hit #1 at Hot AC, # 5 at AC Radio, #11 at Top 40, #1 on Shazam and has been accredited Platinum + in 23 other countries. Touring locally and overseas, Dean sold out his 2019 Australian National Tour as well as his USA Tour, performing over 200 shows in that year. Additionally he performed at Lollapalooza and appeared on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The TODAY Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Good Morning America and has received critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Marie Claire, and many more.