Lee Lewis

"Willing & Able" (Bright Antenna Records)

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Los Angeles singer/songwriter Lee Lewis is thrilled to share his debut single/video, “Willing & Able,” out today on Bright Antenna Records. Lewis — a classically trained operatic vocalist — combines an adult contemporary pop sound with his influences of soul and his background as a Black gay man. Lee offers big vocals, a distinct tone, clear diction, and a unique approach to singing in the world of popular music. “Willing & Able” puts all of this front and center, and is accompanied by a gorgeous music video directed by Eliot Lee. Filmed across various spots in LA, the “Willing & Able” video collages cinematic shots of Lewis, a perfect translation of the song’s wistful melancholia.


Of “Willing & Able,” Lewis states: “Honestly, the song name says it all. This is a song about waiting for someone to be willing & able to be with you. It’s about the longing for someone that’s simply on a different timeline than yours. Love is so much about the right time and place and ‘Willing & Able’ leans into the feelings of hope and pain when you just have to wait for your turn.”


Lee Lewis was born and raised in Los Angeles, and went on to study opera at University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music. He takes inspiration from classic vocalists like Donny Hathaway and Gerard Souzay, but also more contemporary singers like Adele and Sampha. Thematically, much of Lee’s music explores his experiences as a Black gay man and the ways in which this profoundly affects his relationships. Look out for more from Lewis in the coming months.