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A Place We Knew

2019 studio album by Dean Lewis

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A Place We Knew
Studio album by
Released22 March 2019 (2019-03-22)
Length40:09
LabelIsland
Producer
  • Edd Holloway
  • Nick Atkinson
  • John Castle
  • Dylan Nash
Dean Lewis chronology
Same Kind of Different
(2017)
A Place We Knew
(2019)
Singles from A Place We Knew
  1. "Be Alright"
    Released: 29 June 2018
  2. "7 Minutes"
    Released: 18 January 2019
  3. "Stay Awake"
    Released: 18 March 2019[1]
  4. "Straight Back Down"
    Released: 30 August 2019[2]

A Place We Knew is the debut studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Dean Lewis. The album was released on 22 March 2019. The album was announced in February 2019, with Lewis revealing that "all the songs were written through relationships I'd been in and houses I used to live in and hotel rooms".[3]

Of the album, Dean stated that "Things come and go so fast, but I wanted to make something authentic, raw",[4] describing the title as "encapsulat(ing) the bittersweet memories of past relationships".[5]

The album topped the Australian chart upon release. It will be supported by a US and European tour from February to April 2019, as well as a five-date Australia and New Zealand tour in May 2019.[5] During his musical guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 18, 2019, Lewis performed "7 Minutes" and "Stay Awake" to support the release of the album.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the album was nominated for three awards, winning Album of the Year and Best Male Artist.[6] and Song of the Year for "7 Minutes".[7]

Singles

"Be Alright" is the album's lead single, released on 29 June 2018 and peaked at number 1 in Australia and won an ARIA Music Award at the ARIA Music Awards of 2018. "7 Minutes" was released on 18 January 2019 as the album's second single and peaked at number 10 in Australia. "Stay Awake" released on 19 March 2019 as the album's third single. "Straight Back Down" was released to radio on 30 August 2019 as the album's fourth single.[2]

The album includes the singles "Waves" and "Chemicals" from Lewis' 2017 extended play Same Kind of Different.

A Place We Knew Singles articles: 10

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [9]
Herald Sun [8]
Who Magazine [10]

All Music's critic Neil Z. Yeung gave A Place We Knew an overall positive review, commending the lyrics, saying it shows "simple yet evocative storytelling, resulting in painfully relatable snapshots of times when things just don't work out".[9] Cameron Adams from Herald Sun gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars saying "Vance Joy, and before him Ed Sheeran and The Lumineers, [have] set the sonic blueprint for Lewis' who is 'seizing the moment' for super-ultra-non-toxic masculinity in music." Suggesting to try this album if you like Joy and Sheeran".[8]

Gavin Scott from Who Magazine gave the album 5 out of 5 stars saying "Thanks to both the deeply personal nature of Lewis' lyrics, inspired by his own real-life relationships, and the pain and emotion that comes through in his vocals, it's impossible not to feel moved by A Place We Knew. A substantial, meaningful album for a world too often distracted by frivolity."[10]

Jeff Jenkins from Stack Magazine said "His break-up balladry – emotive, anthemic and folk-tinged – falls somewhere between Ed Sheeran and Sheppard. It's a potent formula".[11] Brodie Lancaster from The Saturday Paper said "The appeal of Dean Lewis's debut album is that the earnest musings on broken relationships can be moulded to anyone's story. But what his formulaic songwriting gains in popularity, it lacks in depth and insight".[12]

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Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Hold of Me"Dean LewisDylan Nash3:22
2."7 Minutes"
  • Lewis
  • Nicholas Atkinson
  • Edd Holloway
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
  • Nash[b]
3:31
3."A Place We Knew"Lewis3:26
4."Stay Awake"
  • Solomon
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
  • Nash[a]
3:05
5."Waves"
  • Lewis
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
4:00
6."Be Alright"
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
  • Nash[b]
3:16
7."Chemicals"Lewis
  • John Castle
  • Holloway[b]
3:41
8."Straight Back Down"
  • Lewis
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
  • Nash[b]
3:25
9."Time to Go"LewisD. Hume3:10
10."Don't Hold Me"
  • Lewis
  • J. Hume
2:59
11."For the Last Time"Lewis
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
  • Nash[b]
3:15
12."Half a Man"
  • Atkinson
  • Holloway
2:59
Total length:40:09

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[37] 2× Platinum 140,000
Canada (Music Canada)[38] Gold 40,000
Norway (IFPI Norway)[39] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Singapore (RIAS)[40] Gold 5,000*
United States (RIAA)[41] Gold 500,000

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Various 22 March 2019 Island 7739314
Australia / Europe 10 May 2019 Island Records / Universal Music 7739316/ 7739317

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