CHAD LAWSON

From his bold interpretations of the classics (Bach, Chopin) — to the piano itself, which he reimagined with an iPad, Lawson has concocted a soothing sonic cocktail to take the edge off in this Age of Anxiety.

“That place of stillness where you can heal your wounds and rejuvenate and then go back into the real world.”

Lawson’s new album, You Finally Knew, is his most ambitious work to date (“I tried to create an album where people put it on and for 45 minutes, the world stops so they can just exhale — and breathe”) and that was reflected in the recording process. For the first time, he traded his modest home studio in North Carolina for Abbey Road in the UK. But the studio made famous by the Beatles only had availability for two days last year, one of which was Thanksgiving, which gave Lawson less than a week to write an entire album. “I’ve never had a better holiday,” he attests. “Those pieces are as new to me as they are to the listener and I love that.”

The album features Chad’s heartfelt interpretation of Billie Eilish's "when the party's over." which has garnered over 15 million Youtube views since its debut earlier this year with Billboard succinctly stating that his rendition “will make you melt.”

Chad, who is also the host and creator of the acclaimed mental wellness podcast Calm It Down - is delighted to offer an exclusive and intimate guided meditation session for a small number of audience members, ahead of his performance, utilising the incredible acoustics and environment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Chad Lawson

04 May 2022

+ guided meditation with Chad

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
London
SE1

7pm

£22.50

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