Release Of The Day: "Wish I Was Sober" by Rhys Lewis

Hey guys!

There are some artists, whose songs are always such fun to get to know.

Whenever we hear a new track, we try to get to know the song, before we even consider reviewing it. 
We want to understand its' characteristics, its' mood and the overall feeling that it captures.

Sometimes, that can be quite intense and time consuming.
It's a bit like meeting people, some are fun to learn more about - others aren't.

Rhys Lewis is one of those acts who puts out music, that we love getting to know.
It's like we win a new friend, everytime he releases something.

So let's befriend this brand new release.

- Release Of The Day -
"Wish I Was Sober" by Rhys Lewis

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, Berlin and Isle Of Wight, 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 third 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.

Followed by "Be Your Man", a heartbreakingly beautiful ballad that won us all over with it's simplicity and straight-forward attitude.

Rhys has been busy releasing one fabulous track after the other, whilst touring and creating an even bigger buzz.
To catch one of his upcoming Europe and UK shows, make sure to click here for the dates.

Today he's here with a new track, so let's check it out!

"Wish I Was Sober" is one of those tracks, that you'll put on replay without even thinking about it.

It starts off with gripping clapping, which makes you want to get involved and clap along.
Soft choir backing vocals by London's House Gospel Choir appear throughout the song and add a lot of depth and soul.

The first verse starts of simple - clapping, choir and main vocals accompanied by inviting piano chords.
Soon the proper beat kicks in, turning the song into an up-beat track.

Rhys' vocals are as expressive and passionate as ever, showcasing his wide range and highlighting the energy of the song with raspier notes.

It seems, the first thing people notice about Rhys' music is his voice.
And we totally get why - it's refreshing, it's souly and warm.

But not mentioning his storytelling and writing skills would be an absolute crime.

The instrumentation runs so smoothly - and has clearly been crafted with thought and care - yet it's still edgy enough to be exciting and attention grabbing.

If such bangers come out every time Rhys isn't sober, the next round is on us!

Listen to "Wish I Was Sober" below:

- buy or stream "Wish I Was Sober" -

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

More of Rhys Lewis on house in the sand: Video Interview | Song Title Challenge

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Credits // Words: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: via Universal Music UK


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