Wonder, the debut album from emerging Chicago-based producer/artist Billy Lemos is out now via AWAL. The new record features notable collaborations with Still Woozy, Danny Dwyer, MTMBO, Jonah Mutono, Lava La Rue, Monsune and more. Fans can listen to/share the album here:

The new music has already begun to receive critical praise—The FADER proclaims, “Billy Lemos has established himself as one of the Midwest's brightest rising beatmakers. It's a title he embraces on his forthcoming debut album Wonder, a tight but expansive collection of thrilling miniatures that fit together to form an endeavor of their own,” while Ones To Watch adds, “Billy Lemos can’t be placed in a box. Not that He would want to be, but you couldn’t if you tried. The Iowa-raised and Chicago-based artist/producer has a penchant for eclectic sounds and consistently finds a way to mold his sonic amalgamations into very unique compositions.”

Wonder is Lemos’ debut record—his idiosyncrasies are in full bloom and his curatorial ear shines through 21 minutes of pop music. Crafted over the past two years, half in solitude through email and half during London excursions, Wonder is Lemos’ self-fulfilling prophecy in his mission to reignite the excitement of the pop framework. Much like Lemos’ own personal growth, Wonder symbolizes a decentralization of ego, assembling breakout talents alongside artists poised for their moment. Sonically, Lemos assembles his best ideas into tangible thrills, shapeshifting across genre and niche. Wonder features notable collaborations with Still Woozy, Danny Dwyer, MTMBO, Jonah Mutono, Lava La Rue, Monsune and more

Wonder is the result of over two years of constant curation and production towards one cohesive project. I wanted to create something that had zero filler; a collection of songs that densely packed ideas spanning multiple genres and styles. Working on the album has been a far more rewarding process than just pushing out single after single. Despite the constant pressure against traditional albums from the industry and move toward playlist-ready releases, making this album was exactly what I needed. This album would be nothing without the contributions of every artist involved,” notes Lemos.

Lemos is a talented young producer who grew up in Iowa and now resides in Chicago. Since 2017, he has released two EPs and a handful of singles, featuring artists like Omar Apollo, Maxwell Young, Quiet Luke, Victor Internet and more.

Over the course of his career, Lemos has garnered critical praise—Notion called his music, “A hazy mix of West Coast slacker rock, hip hop sampling and dreamy R&B hooks it sounds like the illegitimate child of like Steve Lacy, Mac DeMarco and Frank Ocean,” while Pigeons & Planes proclaimed, “His growth over time and exploration of new and varied sounds is clear, and now Lemos is focused on making songs that will stand the test of time.” DAZED furthered, “He’s been the connective tissue between indie rock/R&B hybrid Omar Apollo, gritty singer-guitarist Family Reunion, and pitch shifting chameleon Victor Internet, among plenty of other acts on the forefront.”  

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1. Always (featuring Monsune)
2. Are You There (featuring Lava La Rue and Danny Dwyer)
3. Miles Away (featuring LOWERLIPDRIP)
4. Midlife Crisis (featuring Tati)
5. For Me (featuring Jonah Mutono)
6. If You Won’t, I Will (featuring MTMBO)
7. Different World (featuring Danny Dwyer)
8. Wonder (featuring MTMBO and Still Woozzy)
9. Playing Games (featuring Setec)
10. ATM