Daniel Lew is a Chinese-Canadian folk-pop artist with a mission to uplift the world. 10 years ago, he suddenly went deaf in his left ear and developed tinnitus. This trauma caused him to devote his life to music. Everyday he sings soulfully as if it's the last time. His songs have been called a self-help book due to their introspective nature. He has self-produced 3 albums, and has been featured by CBC Radio One, Jade Music Festival, and Daily Hive Vancouver
Recently, Daniel received praise from both Jacob Collier and Ed Sheeran while he was busking.
Ed invited him backstage to his show where he had the opportunity to play a song and share insights about their music journeys.
In June 2023, he released his summer anthem “Alive (The Ocean Song)”. Produced by Braeden “Pockets” Rangno (Kimmortal), and featuring synth bass from Grammy Award winning producer/artist David Pimentel (Jon Batiste, Anderson .Paak, Mac Miller).
A live performance for Daily Hive Vancouver amassed 182,000 views on Instagram, and landed in rotation at UK based radio station “The Sound Lab”.
Recently, Daniel received funding from Creative BC's Career Development program, and is recording a new album that is on pace to be released May 2024. He is supporting the release of the album with a Canadian tour.
He has a vision of increasing the representation of Asians in the music industry, and is leading a team made primarily of Asian-Canadians.
Daniel is embracing the momentum of his journey and is showing no signs of slowing down.
- Charlie Smith, former editor of The Georgia Straight
2023/2024 Creative BC Career Development Program grant recipient
300 performances in 2023
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