Payson Lewis

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Pop artists sometimes get a bad rap these days, but Payson is fighting back.  Armed with his intoxicating positive energy, Payson delivers music that you can’t help but move to. Payson’s brand is a garden of 80’s and 90’s influenced pop hooks, feel-good vibes, and live-your-best-life mentality.


A Philly kid born and raised, Payson was brought up on a steady diet of his older brothers’ old cassette tapes and mom’s gluten-free cooking.  Eventually, he found his way out to Los Angeles to study music at USC.  During his studies, Payson honed his craft as a member of the internationally acclaimed collegiate a cappella group, SoCal VoCals.


Payson’s infectious charisma and natural knack for show business led him to plenty of television appearances in LA.  As a tenor, Payson’s ability to hit the high notes landed him a spot on NBC’s “The Sing Off”, a show that ran for 4 seasons and launched the career of the multi-platinum and Grammy winning group PENTATONIX. This role not only served as a major gateway for Payson as a singer but also as an actor.   His acting credits include episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Revenge, The People vs. OJ Simpson, Rules of Engagement in addition to various theatrical performances.


While acting is certainly a powerful asset within Payson’s wheelhouse, his first love and ultimate mission is music.  Payson has generated an impressive buzz, not to mention thousands of subscribers, through his popular YouTube channel.  This channel showcases Payson’s artistic spirit through his numerous cover videos.  Among the most viral of these videos was his cover of Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods” and a creative mashup that combined Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” with Rihanna and Drake’s “Work.”  These two covers made their way to a wide variety of press outlets, including features from Perez Hilton.


It’s clear that Payson Lewis is a jack of many trades.  Most recently, his talent is flourishing as an artist and a songwriter.  Drawing on the influences of his youth and inspiration from his life and the world around him, Payson is creating a new band-driven pop sound that simultaneously feels new and yet, familiar.  Somewhere between Coldplay, Walk the Moon, and the 1975 is where you’ll find Payson.  And when you do, you won’t want to leave.

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03.09.18//Payson Lewis Releases Nostalgic Single “When Love Was Young”

Payson Lewis Releases Nostalgic Single “When Love Was Young”

LA-Based Artist Creates Band-Driven Pop Sound

Los Angeles, California – Emerging indie pop artist, Payson Lewis, released his new single “When Love Was Young,” a band-driven pop song that captures the essence of his energetic sound. Combining an upbeat piano with a powerful drum groove creates a dynamic and positive vibe throughout the song. “When Love Was Young” is now available for download and streaming on digital music platforms worldwide.

The song, produced by Ben Soldate, is co-written with Selda Sahin. “We discovered that we both shared in this practice of ‘rose-tinting’ our past.  We forgot the fights and unhappiness.  We remembered the laughter and the adventures.  Not in a longing way, just in a fond way,” explains Lewis. The single reflects Lewis’ sense of nostalgia and desire to go back to a happy place within his memory, even if it’s just for a moment.  “I identify strongly with looking back in kindness and not in anger,” he says. His optimistic and spirited single immediately inspires happiness and gets people moving.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Payson Lewis got into music at a young age when he followed in his brother’s footsteps by joining the choir. He taught himself piano and decided to go to college as a Music Industry Major at the University of Southern California. Lewis honed his craft as a singer when he joined the SoCal VoCals; USC’s award-winning a cappella group. After college, Payson Lewis landed a spot on NBC’s The Sing Off, which is recognized for launching the career of the multi-platinum and Grammy winning group, PENATONIX. This opened up acting opportunities for Lewis as he appeared on episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Revenge, and The People vs. OJ Simpson. While acting is an impressive asset to Lewis’s career, his first love and ultimate mission is music. Drawing on influences from his past and artists like Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes and Walk The Moon, Payson Lewis is excited to make a name for himself in the music industry.

“When Love Was Young” is Payson Lewis’ debut single.  Stay tuned as he continues to release more music throughout 2018. “When Love Was Young” is now available for download and streaming on your favorite digital music platform. Keep up with him by visiting PaysonLewis.com.