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 over 300 performances under his belt, including Jade Music Festival, TAIWANfest, and Vancouver Mural Fest.
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 was featured by Daily Hive Vancouver and amassed 182,000 views on Instagram, and landed in rotation at UK based radio station “The Sound Lab”.
Now, Daniel is recording a new album that is on pace to be released in 2024 and is prepping for a nationwide tour.
He has a vision of increasing the representation of Asians in the music industry, and is leading a recording project composed of a team that is primarily 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
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