Label: Universal Music
Release date: 29 September 2017
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When "Lion" opens with only a plucky guitar solo, one begins to wonder how a song named for such a ferocious animal could begin so softly. Fear not, though, for the meticulous guitar quickly blooms in the company of Jordy Towers's passionately haunting voice. The headman behind SomeKindaWonderful possesses a unique talent to seamlessly fuse soul, pop and hip-hop in his music; "Lion" incorporates electronic notes during its powerful chorus courtesy of the band's other half, producer Nikolai Potthoff, which merges in perfect harmony with the live instrumentals for a raw but distinctly sophisticated sound. The lyrics to the track speak for Towers himself. "'Lion' is about mortality, but also about continuing to follow your dream," he said of the track's inspiration. "I'm getting older and starting to feel my mortality in everything that I experience. Things are changing, but I know that I'm a fighter at heart, and I'll stay young and curious forever." "Lion" is out now on Universal Music.