We spoke with rising indie-pop sensation, Payson Lewis on his new single, Bad Influence. Make sure to follow him on social media, and check out his new song now!
Hi Payson! How are you doing today?
Hey! I’m doing great. Thanks so much for having me.
You will be releasing your single, “Bad Influence” on May 4th. What can you tell us about it?
Oh man, what can I tell you about it? Well, “Bad Influence” is my second single to come out this year and it’s just a relentlessly high energy indie pop banger. It’s meant to get you going and not let you stop, ya know?
What is the meaning behind the song?
I wrote “Bad Influence” while I was on a trip to Mexico City and while I was just wandering around kind of exploring one bar at a time, I thought about how all the best stuff in life are the things that are ‘bad’ for us. We always want what’s no good for us. Sometimes you don’t even know why, you just know you want some trouble. That’s what it’s all about. Those guilty pleasures. Those little ‘escapes.’
What is one thing your fans should know about this track?
Other than turning it up and putting it on repeat, right? Ok. Well, I guess, they should know that…no, I think that’s the one thing they gotta know. Just crank it up and listen to it loud! It’s meant to just bop out.
Where do you get your musical inspirations?
I think like most artists, I get my inspiration from my own life. Like, with this song, I can have a totally addictive personality. When I go to a party, I’m always the last one to go to bed. Once I get going, I just want more. So, you know, I write about that. As far as like, my sound, again, it’s from life. I got raised on classic rock, found my way into pop and R&B, and just kept evolving what I listened to. But all that melts into one, when it comes to my own sound. It’s a combination of all the experiences and the soundtrack of my life.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Oh man, so much good stuff coming soon. I got a music video for “Bad Influence” coming soon, then a few more songs this year. Some amazing videos along the way. Live shows in LA. Hopefully a tour. I’m gonna do it all. So keep a look out, it’s all coming soon.
Thank you for chatting with us!
This was a blast. Thanks again for having me. We gotta do it again sometime.