DONNA LEWIS: Brand New Day – a Ben Scholz interview

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Donna Lewis: Brand New Day

Ben Scholz writes .....

Pop culture's love-hate relationship with its artists presents an interesting conundrum. Music created for mass-consumption must be easily digestible, yet the public is quick to retaliate against content that lacks substance. Gifted musicians are often pigeonholed into a certain style or sound that may not reflect their true range. This myopic point of view focuses on one marketable facet of an artist's talent without taking into account the fact that most recording musicians tend to compose in a variety of styles and genres.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Donna Lewis grew up in a family of musicians. After years of unsuccessful pitches to record labels, she caught the attention of Atlantic Records in 1994 and released her debut album Now In A Minute. The album and accompanying single "I Love You Always Forever" went on to become major hits on both the US and global charts, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album certifying platinum.

In the 20 years since her smash hit, Donna Lewis has maintained a steady career as a recording artist and composer. Now, accompanied by longtime producer .....

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