In an intimate sanctuary of sound, Rhys Lewis found a new home. While his poignant songwriting has racked up legions of loyal fans — and close to 400 million plays to date — the Oxfordshire-born artist has pushed his creativity to unforeseen new heights for his bewitching debut album ‘Things I Chose To Remember’.
In the lead up to the release of his debut album, Rhys also unveiled a new version of fan favourite “No Right To Love You”. The song is already a massive hit online with an acoustic version amassing 100 million streams and counting.
Lewis has become synonymous with songs of heartbreak, “When Was The Last Time”, “Be Your Man” plus recent single “Hurting” w/Kygo are just a few of his incandescent offerings about failed love. “No Right To Love You” is another tender, taut gem of a song that will make you reconsider love and loss.
Things I Chose To Remember is a testament to an artist’s unleashed creativity, and stands as Lewis's most inventive and exploratory music to date. The album was recorded on analogue tape, a rare and expensive process that has barely been used since the early ‘80s. In a throwaway world where anyone can make a pop song, it takes a brave talent not to hide behind computers and modern production, holding both his songwriting and performance skills to the same rigorous standards of the greats from the past. In this, and so much more, Lewis's fierce self-belief is both apparent and addictive.
Rhys is currently exploring new ways to create links with his fans, helping build fresh analogue connections in a digital world, and innovative methods of engaging with his fanbase despite the current circumstances. Rhys has been sending out personalised postcards and will expand on this in the weeks to come, showcasing new ways to help his followers explore their creativity and alleviate modern-day anxieties through art.
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