April 9, 2019
Bubby Lewis releases first single featuring Jhene Aiko
Bass prodigy Robert ‘Bubby’ Lewis found his way from his father’s church in Flint Michigan to the player’s circuit in Los Angeles, parlaying his passion and skill into regular gigs with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Kim Burrell, Lupe Fiasco, Jhene Aiko, and many more. His pairing of an A game on the bass and his always positive attitude bring a fresh excitement to the music, both live and in the studio. His love for anime, comic books, and video games infuse a playful electronic style into everything he does.
Setting the tone for the lead in to his second album, Hero Dynasty, due out on July 19, 2019, Bubby hits us with a strikingly beautiful track featuring the longing vocals of Jhene Aiko. The song reveals the comfort and connection between two great artists…
‘Miss & Love was written for the purpose of healing people. Everyone has lost somebody, but we can all make it. It is relatable not just to those who have passed on, but also to those to have lost relationships.’
Miss & Love is refreshingly soft and dreamy in a time when there is noise all around, urging us to find that place of love within, and to share it.
Miss & Love is set for release on May 7, 2019
Publicity Contact: Fabian Brown (Ropeadope) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Bubby Lewis | Producer / Bass / Vocals / Songwriter
Jhene Aiko | Vocals
Kam Talbert | Background Vocals
Joel Stewart | Background Vocals
Ania Smith | Background Vocals
Eddie Brown | Background Vocals
Will Logan | Background Vocals
Vidya Vox | Vocals / Background Vocals
Aditya Prakash | Vocals
A.K. Toney | Poetry
Brandon Coleman | Vocoder
Joe Otis | Drums
Brandon Combs | Drums
Kwinton Gray | Producer / Songwriter
Brandon Bae | Guitar
Balam Garcia | Acoustic Guitar
Anand Bennett | Contra Mandolin
Josef Leimberg | Trumpet / Percussion
Taku Yabuki | Keyboard / Piano
Matt Honeybee Little | Rhodes / Synths
Shankar Tucker | Producer / Songwriter
Julien Quan Viet Le | LejKeys / Producer / Songwriter
Miss & Love
Bubby Lewis & Jhene Aiko
Release Date: May 7, 2019
About Bubby Lewis
Bubby Lewis began playing the bass at the age 14. A son of a pastor, his first performance in front of an audience was at his father’s church in Flint, Michigan. During those early years, Bubby realized his love and passion for music would lead him forward.
Bubby made his way to Los Angeles to attend video game design, only to find that he was not enrolled in the school. And so music it was; alone in the competitive world of A-List players Bubby’s positive attitude and drive to learn and succeed soon led him to real connections and acceptance from one world class artist to the next. Bubby went on to work with Snoop Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Jhene Aiko, Tha Game, Kim Burrell, The Clarke Sisters, AI, EXILE the Second, Stevie Wonder and many others.
His first solo album hit in 2017; 1UP! Adventures & Quests Episode III chronicled his journey from Flint to LA, from the church to the secular music world. Sure to put his unique twist on the album, Bubby included references to his love of Japanese anime, comic books, video games and ‘all things nerdy’.
On July 19, 2019, Robert Bubby Lewis will release Hero Dynasty via Ropeadope, joining many of his friends and peers as a member of the independent artist community and delivering a project that does much more than show off his chops on the Bass. Hero Dynasty is a reflection of the man, complete with electronic sounds and expressive Jazz solos. What sets the album apart and makes it compelling to anyone with ears are the songs. Yes, through collaboration with many special guests (Jhene Aiko, Josef Leimberg, Taku Yabuki, Brandon Coleman, etc) Bubby Lewis presents an array of songs that explore his interests without self indulgence. Songs that one can relate to regardless of setting - a perfect example being the lead single Miss & Love with Jhene. A statement on love, of those that have passed and those that have left or been left behind, Miss & Love beautifully expresses a feeling that we all know. Throughout the album, one can sense and appreciate the world of reflection and kindness that Bubby lives and strives for, leaving you with a sense of peace.