Dean Lewis returns with his first single of 2022 “Hurtless” taken from his forthcoming second album.

Following 2021’s “Looks Like Me” and “Falling Up,” “Hurtless” is an honest, revealing piece of songwriting that sees Lewis emotionally replay the crushing end of a relationship. The soaring ballad balances the despair of a breakup with a feeling of hope, envisioning a brighter future. 

Written from the heart about a true story Lewis says, “You know when you plan your entire life out with someone, you see your future with that person, then all of a sudden one night, they do something and from that point on, you realize they are not the person you thought they were. All your plans for the future aren’t going to happen and you’re back to just being with yourself.”

This new single features some of his most vivid songwriting yet. In the chorus, the stark imagery of “standing in a black dress” is used by Lewis as a metaphor depicting the juxtaposition between wearing white to a wedding and wearing black to a funeral. 

The lady wearing the black dress to me represents the funeral of the relationship,” he says.

It’s a dark portrayal but as always with Lewis’ music, there’s a focus on a future where it doesn’t feel like this anymore. “I know the day will come when this won’t hurt anymore, and all the pain is just an afterthought,” he sings.

“Hurtless” is accompanied by a video shot in Ireland and directed by James Fitzgerald (Kodaline, Purple Disco Machine, James). Fitzgerald is a multi-award-winning director/writer. In 2021, his short film, The Invisible Boy, was long listed for an Oscar, along with an IFTA nomination and a Young Director Awards shortlist at the Cannes lions. Fitzgerald has created a deeply affecting music video for “Hurtless” that features a man in a coma after a tragic incident reflecting on what went wrong in his relationship. Irish actors Frank Blake (‘Normal People’, ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’, ‘Vikings: Valhalla’) and Stephanie Dufresne (‘As Luck Would Have It’) give a powerful performance with Lewis making a cameo during the clip’s climax. 

Lewis will also be kicking off his 34-city Sad Boi Winter Summer Tour in the US in May in Orlando, making stops in Nashville, New York, Chicago, and LA, before wrapping in July in Cleveland, OH. See full tour routing below.


Monday, May 9 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL

Tuesday, May 10 – Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Thursday, May 12 – The Eastern – Atlanta, GA

Friday, May 13 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

Saturday, May 14 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC

Monday, May 16 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, May 17 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD

Friday, May 20 – Webster Hall – New York City, NY

Saturday, May 21 – Roadrunner – Boston, MA

Monday, May 23 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC

Tuesday, May 24 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON

Thursday, May 26 – Saint Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI

Friday, May 27 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL

Saturday, May 28 – Fillmore Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN

Monday, May 30 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

Tuesday, May 31 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

Thursday, June 2 – Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC

Saturday, June 4- The Showbox – Seattle, WA

Sunday, June 5 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

Tuesday, June 7 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, June 8 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, June 11 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

Sunday, June 12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

Wednesday, June 15 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX

Thursday, June 16 – Emos Austin – Austin, TX

Friday, June 17 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Monday, June 20 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

Tuesday, June 21 – The National – Richmond, VA

Thursday, June 23 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ

Friday, June 24 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA

Saturday, June 25 – Deluxe At Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, June 28 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

Wednesday, June 29 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO

Sunday, July 10 – Wonderstruck Festival – Cleveland, OH