There are many joyful events when you write a blog.
Really, I mean it.
And even though I don't think I'm very materialistic, I love receiving physical copies of albums and EPs.
Especially when I don't expect them at all.
A little while ago I received some lovely mail from Scotland!
It took some time to finally sit down and listen to the music, but I did!
And of course, I had to review it!
Artist: Lewis Fergusson
Title: A Flower In The Dark
Genre: Folk, Blues
Release: 22nd November 2014
HITS rating: 7/10
Lewis Fergusson is a singer/songwriter from Dumfries, Scotland.
His sound ties together elements of Acoustic, Folk, Blues and Rock.
In 2010, Lewis released his debut EP called "Head Keeps Spinning". Four years later, he shared his second EP "A Flower In The Dark" with the world.
Lewis Fergusson received radio airplay on stations such as BBC Radio Scotland and West Sound Radio.
He also played some great festival slots at Celtic Connections, The Wickerman and Big Burns Supper.
Here's my review of Lewis' latest EP, "A Flower In The Dark".
1) Nothing To Be
2) A Flower In The Dark
3) Highway Code
4) No Warnings (live)
Opener "Nothing To Be" creates a slightly mysterious and dark atmosphere.
The bluesy guitar picking wraps you up and allows you to focus on the track without exceptions.
Lewis' vocals can be described as warm, inviting, clear and expressive, therefore it is very comfortable to listen to him presenting the songs.
A track that really stands out, in my opinion, is "No Warnings" which is a live version.
The song has something very calming, very hopeful to it.
You wouldn't know it's a live recording, if it wasn't for the slight change in quality, mostly due to the microphone.
This proves that Lewis Fergusson sounds exactly the same live, which is an absolutely fantastic thing to say.
To sum it up: This EP is a very charming and endearing collection of songs.
I have a feeling that it's perfect for Autumn, as it's got this warm, yet dark atmosphere. The singer/songwriter created some fantastic music and we're really looking forward to more from Lewis Fergusson.
You should listen to these tracks: Nothing To Be, No Warnings
Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Lewis Fergusson | ** a physical copy of this EP was provided by the artist's management