2020 / Decca
Review by Kathy Parsons
“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 classics by Chopin and Bach, all amazingly great albums. In 2011, Chad played a house concert in my home with a couple of other Whisperings Artists and I have never heard anyone else play the piano with such a velvety yet incredibly expressive touch. That magical touch is still very apparent in Chad’s new music and it’s very exciting to see him signed to such a prominent record label so more of the world can experience his music.
Chad explains the inspiration behind “Stay”: “It’s about finding those times that are fleeting but buffer the soul and you think: I don’t want this moment to end.” Finding inner peace and calm is something we all need to be able to do in these crazy times, and music like Chad Lawson’s can certainly take us several steps closer to peace of mind and healing. “Stay” (the single) is available now from Amazon, iTunes and several streaming sites. Don’t miss it!
April 22, 2020