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Shaznay Lewis partners with Absolute Label Services for first solo album in 20 years

As a member of All Saints, Lewis achieved five UK No.1 hits, two multi-Platinum albums, two BRIT Awards, a MOBO and an Ivor Novello.

London, 21st March 2024

Shaznay Lewis has partnered with Absolute Label Services for the release of her first solo album in 20 years.

The album, titled Pages, will be released on May 17, following her 2004 debut, Open.

As a member of All Saints, Lewis saw phenomenal success during the 90s and 00s, with  five UK No.1 hits, two multi-Platinum albums, two BRIT Awards, a MOBO and an Ivor Novello.

The Pages campaign is already underway, with Absolute providing a range of services including manufacturing, and physical and digital distribution.

The album’s taster single, Miracle, was released on January 12, with the album’s pre-order going live soon after on January 29. Second single Kiss Of Life followed soon after on February 1.

The album includes a number of collaborators, with features from Self Esteem, Shola Ama and General Levy, alongside writers and producers including Ben Cullum (Celeste), Michael Angelo (Sam Smith, Not3s), Johan Hugo (Self Esteem, Diplo), Jez Ashurst (Maisie Peters, Little Mix), Moyses Dos Santos (Freya Ridings) and Charlie Stacey (Ezra Collective).

So far, Pages has received support from mainstream broadcast media including ITV’s Sunday Brunch and BBC Radio 2, where Kiss Of Life was added to the A List, and Lewis gave a performance in the station’s prestigious Piano Room. The album has also been covered by respected publications such as NME and The Line of Best Fit, and national newspapers such as The Times and the Independent.

Lewis will perform at Camden’s Jazz Cafe to launch the album on May 14, with performances also lined up for Mighty Hoopla and Blenheim Palace in June, and BBC Radio 2’s Party In The Park in September.

Absolute Senior Label Manager Fraser Ealey said: “Working alongside Shaznay and Massive Management has been a great experience. Shaznay is a real powerhouse of creativity. Not only is she a supremely talented singer and songwriter, she has a real eye for every artistic element of the campaign so far. She’s been hands-on in everything we have done to date, and it’s been a joy to help bring her vision to life.”

Shaznay Lewis said: “Working with Absolute on my album Pages has been a liberating experience. I first worked with Fraser at the start of my career. Working together again years later feels very much like a full-circle moment that aligns with my vision and the artist I am today.”

Massive Management’s Wayne Russell said: “From the moment Shaznay blew us away with demos from her new album project, we knew that we were dealing with a world-class pop/soul album that needed an experienced, independent team behind it. Having known Fraser and his colleagues at Absolute Label Services for over 10 years, we knew that they were the right partner to bring on board, in particular because they would cherry pick the best of the best from across the industry for our campaign team.”

About Absolute Label Services

Absolute is one of the most established label services companies in the world. It has a proven track record of powering successful campaigns and providing routes to market for a wide range of independent artists, managers and labels. The company’s diverse current and recent client base ranges from developing talent such as The Reytons, Immi Dash, and edbl to household names including Busted, Tokio Myers, Alice Cooper, Hybrid Minds, Thousand Foot Crutch, Sea Power, Bananarama, The Damned and P.P. Arnold, Kaiser Chiefs, and Feeder.

Absolute Label Services

Founded in 1998, Absolute is one of the world’s most established independent label services companies.