The Private Language, an immersive and offbeat artist duo made up of celebrated musician and singer Blake Lewis and KJ Sawka of Pendulum, are pleased to share their first release of the year “Afterglow.”
With this smooth and evocative single, the project continues down a path of merging cutting edge electropop, future funk and indie sounds. The music video for “Afterglow” gives fans a look into the live performance that the guys have been working hard on – the duo performs with Blake on vocals, keyboards and programming, and KJ on drums, percussion and bass, of course with their signature eye and face adornments.
Sawka and Lewis originally crossed paths amid the vibrant Seattle hip hop and rave scene, becoming fast friends and fellow musical travelers. Lewis rose to fame as one of the most distinctive and memorable finalists on American Idol, winning over the world with his charismatic singing, beatboxing and scat-singing. He went to collaborate with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, releasing a top 10 US album and a #1 Billboard dance track. Sawka has been playing drums and producing for over 28 years, working with artists such as Illenium, BT, Amon Tobin, Andy Summers of the Police and dubstep supergroup Destroid. He is most known as the incendiary drummer for drum n’ bass legends Pendulum.