If you’re a pop music fan who has touched social media just once over the past six months, it’s likely you’re familiar with the name Lewis Blissett.
The 15-year-old has pulled in millions of views from his viral covers, found himself some big-name fans in the likes of Ariana Grande, Sia and Benny Blanco, and now boasts a fanbase of 1.3 million.
Today, he drops his hotly anticipated debut track, ‘Sick Thoughts’. A grungy electropop offering that follows in the steps of the youngster’s idols (Blissett could well be the UK’s answer to Billie Eilish), it’s a bold sound that stamps the former Voice Kids contestant onto the music scene.
It’s a brave step too. Many social media sensations sway for the lighter sounding, EDM-influenced, summer pop that is bound to be a hit with young fans. It looks like Blissett, however, is not just here for a good time – he’s here for a long time. Working with the likes of EASYFUN, whose PC Music influence is easy to hear on ‘Sick Thoughts’, and pop-penner YAMI, as well as Faangs and Daniel Zaidenstadt, the singer is quick to find his own voice as an artist.
‘Sick Thoughts’ sees Blissett battle the online trolls who have tried to slow the youngster’s rise, turning their hate back on them with a wink as he replies, “That’s why I’ve got these sick thoughts, […] look what you’ve caused, you’ve got ’em too”.
The debut release from a 15-year-old with the world at his fingertips, ‘Sick Thoughts’ feels far from a first foray into music making. Just hours after its release, Blissett has fans wanting more. No doubt that’ll come sooner than you think, but already with such an established fanbase at such a young age, for now there’s nothing more to do than watch ‘Sick Thoughts’ climb the charts.
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