Dean Lewis announced details of his highly anticipated second album, The Hardest Love as well as the release of the heartbreaking new single, ‘How Do I Say Goodbye’.
The Hardest Love will be released Friday October 7th and is now available to pre-save and pre-order.
The news arrives as the global superstar prepares to return home for the Australian leg of his global Sad Boi Winter Summer Tour beginning November 8th in Brisbane. Already numerous shows have sold out across the country with additional shows and extra tickets on sale now.
The 10-track The Hardest Love album includes previous singles ‘Looks Like Me’ and ‘Hurtless’ as well as the emotive, ‘How Do I Say Goodbye’ – a devastating song about the looming loss of a parent.
Since teasing out ‘How Do I Say Goodbye’ across his socials, the song has already resonated with fans around the world, with over 10K fans creating their own visual content from their own personal experiences.
‘How Do I Say Goodbye’, is co-written with Jon Hume. “We have a weird chemistry where we almost feel a part of each other’s brains,” says Dean. Hume also co-wrote ‘Hurtless’ and the global smash hit ‘Be Alright’, complimenting Dean’s ingenious songwriting ability. Listen to it below:
‘Hurtless’, hit Top 30 in the ARIA Singles Chart, # 3 ARIA Australian singles chart, # 1 Shazam, Top 15 Australian Radio Chart, Spotify Top 40 Weekly, Top 15 Apple, #3 iTunes singles chart, #1 iTunes Singer/Songwriter. Dean performed ‘Hurtless’ on X Factor Denmark’s finale, this impassioned breakup hit climbed to #8 on the Danish charts, as well as #6 on Spotify and #7 on Apple in that market.
Other tracks on Dean’s second album The Hardest Love were overseen by ‘Waves’/ ‘Be Alright’ producers Nick Atkinson and Ed Holloway and US pop journeyman Tyler Johnson (Harry Styles).
Dean has spent much of 2022 touring globally across the US and EU as well as performing at festivals with good friend Kygo playing live their hit song ‘Lost Without You‘.