Lawson featuring Chesterfield's Ryan Fletcher release first single for four years

Hit-making band Lawson, featuring Chesterfield-born bassist Ryan Fletcher, have released their first new music in four years.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 8:11 am

Newly signed to the record label Cooking Vinyl and working on a new album, the group’s latest single, Lovers, is a tropical pop twist on the infectious, feelgood style which captured a huge following. Frontman Andy Brown said: “It felt great to be back with the lads again and it gave us all a new energy to create what we think is our best stuff.”

Lawson had five top ten singles, including Taking Over Me and Juliet which both reached number three in the charts, and the gold-certified debut album Chapman Square and played with Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Take That before their hiatus.

Two years ago Lawson, which includes Mansfield-born guitarist Joel Peat, headlined a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which sold out in a matter of minutes. Still the best of friends, the reaction they received inspired them to start a new chapter in their career. Andy said: “I think the look on people’s faces and the fun we all had together that night made us realise how much we love and miss our fans and each other. We have all been busy with different things the past few years but it felt like now was the perfect time to get back in the studio and just enjoy making music together again.”

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That return gathered pace this month when they shared the tongue-in-cheek documentary ‘Lawson - Where Are They Now?’. A playful parody of the music doc, the video featured guests including Robbie Williams, Rick Astley and Radio 1’s Scott Mills, and quickly started trending on Twitter.

On his Twitter page, bassist Ryan 30, said: “So overwhelmed with how our fans responded to this documentary, so glad you enjoyed it.”