JC Stewart shares his brand new single ‘Lying That You Love Me’, which represents his first release of the year. The track has received its first play from Eirewave’s Essential New Tune Alert and follows the recent news that JC was highlighted as Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week.
‘Lying That You Love Me’ captures the traits that make JC a hotly-tipped rising talent. It opens with his heartfelt voice accompanied by plaintive piano before swelling with soaring vocals, dramatic percussion and sweeping strings as it builds towards a climactic finale. The track was produced by KOZ, whose previous credits include Dua Lipa’s hits ‘IDGAF’ and ‘Hotter Than Hell’.
“It’s about that weird feeling of loving what you know and being scared of change,” says JC. “In this case, it’s missing someone, even though you know they were bad for you and it wasn’t going anywhere.”
The track’s launch is accompanied by video which shows JC’s raw solo performance of the song.
The fourth generation of JC Stewarts in the family tree, the young musician was destined to continue the family grocery business of the same name in Northern Ireland, but instead deviated on the road toward pop stardom. Later, a chance encounter with Lewis Capaldi at an A-lister party in Hollywood took his music career to the next level. Feeling add odds with their surroundings, the pair decided to duck out for a beer in a local bar. That swift pint turned into an impromptu middle-of-the-night writing session in which ‘Hollywood’, from Capaldi’s #1 debut album, was written.
His own career has also gone from strength-to-strength following recent stand-out singles including ‘The Wrong Ones’, ‘Pick Up Your Phone’, ‘Bones’ and ‘Have You Had Enough Wine?’.
JC recently played a special MTV Push Event alongside Yungblud, Raye and Lily Moore at the Village Underground, which followed previous shows with Lewis Capaldi, Lauv, Anne-Marie, Maisie Peters and Freya Ridings. His forthcoming live dates are below including his headline show in The Academy, Dublin on May 27th and tickets are available via Ticketmaster (+14, with +18 access to the balcony bar).
MAY – HEADLINE TOUR
9th – Germany, Berlin, Musik Und Frieden (SOLD OUT)
11th – Germany, Cologne, Blue Shell (SOLD OUT)
12th – Germany, Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
13th – Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
15th – The Netherlands, Paradiso Noord
16th – Belgium, Antwerp, Zappa
18th – France, Paris, Les Etoiles
20th – England, London, Scala
27th – Ireland, Dublin, Academy
28th – Northern Ireland, Belfast, The Limelight (SOLD OUT)
10th – Norway, Bergenfest
14th – UK, Isle of Wight Festival
19th – Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival
20th – Germany, Hurricane Festival
21st – Germany, Southside Festival
2nd – 5th – Belgium, Rock Werchter 2020
17th – Latvia, Positivus Festival
24th – Finland, Qstock