Song Title Challenge: Rhys Lewis vs. Josh Savage

Hey guys!

Song titles.
When you really think about it, they are quite powerful.

They're the first impression you get from a song.
They allow your mind to think about what the song may be about.
They can draw vivid images in your head.
They set a scene before the song gets to take the lead.

So, technically, song titles are pretty important.

And there are millions (probably billions?) out there.
Some are brilliant and do their jobs,
whilst others are slightly more surprising - to say the least.

To our delight, there are quite a few odd song titles out there,
which gave us the perfect excuse to challenge two of house in the sand's favourite musicians.

Before you check out the video we shot with Rhys Lewis and Josh Savage, 
make sure to get to know these two brilliant singer/songwriters.

Rhys Lewis is a singer/songwriter based in London, UK.

His sound is going to make every classic Soul lover's heart beat - combining Soul with elements of Folk, Rock and Blues, Rhys has quickly created a signature sound which will draw your attention to his work.

Spending most of the past year in studios in London, Nashville, Stockholm, Los Angeles and Berlin, the young musician has been writing and recording songs for his upcoming debut album.
His debut single "Waking Up Without You" hit #1 on Spotify's Viral Chart and reached 170 000 streams within two weeks.

Follow-up single "Living In The City" was just as strong and has now been streamed over 1.3 million times - a statement which probably speaks for itself.

His most recent single "I Know The Feeling" was written for a friend who was going through a tough time. The song and its music video adddress the importance of men's mental health.

Check out Rhys' latest single "I Know The Feeling" below:

Rhys Lewis online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram


Josh Savage is a self-managed and independent musician, originally from Winchester, UK - now based in London.

His sound can be described as Indie-Folk with Acoustic elements in it. You'll often find beautiful string arrangements in his songs.
So far, Josh independently released three EPs; "Mountains in Hurricanes", "Spaces" and "Quatre Épines" - the last one showcasing Josh's French roots. 

In 2015, Josh played 79 shows with Sofar Sounds - all across America and Europe, in just 5 months. You can stream the documentary made on the road on Vimeo -> "Living Room Tour".

His single "Whisper In The Snow" ft. Alice Pearl was played on Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 show by Jo Whiley and has been streamed over 260.000 times on Spotify.

Earlier this month Josh released his latest single "Ghosts" and blew us all away with it.

Check out Josh's latest track "Ghosts" below:

Josh Savage online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram


So - what do you do when you get to collaborate with two of the finest musicians around?

You read odd song titles to them and make them guess whether they are real or not.
At least, that's what we do on house in the sand.

Please make sure to check out both of these fantastic musicians, if you haven't already.

I hope you enjoy this little song title challenge!

Which song title do you think was the strangest? Let us know!

- Playlist: Odd Song Titles -

A huge thank you to Rhys and Josh who so much fun to film this with.
It was brilliant hanging out and working with you!

Another huge thank you to Heather and Milly for setting this up and helping us out filming.

We have more in-depth interviews with both artists coming up soon, so feel free to subscribe to us on YouTube to not miss out on those video.

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words & Video: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image Rhys Lewis: via Rhys Lewis | Image Josh Savage: via Josh Savage


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