Album Review: Al Lewis – ‘Battles’


By Mary Cann Created: January 26, 2013 Last Updated: March 29, 2013
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Al Lewis - 'Battles' (ALM)

Al Lewis -- 'Battles' (ALM)

A curiously angstless but worthy album from this Welsh singer-songwriter sees him pondering time, age, and love in winsome, often ethereal tones. Battles is melodic with a chamber music feel and an affinity with the likes of James Taylor. It searches for meaning: “I don’t believe in magic, so how do I see you?” and “Are we simply treading water whilst looking out for something better?” typify the lyrics. A Wales-is-home, home-is-where-the-heart-is reception on last autumn’s festival scene heralded this more-than-pop folk artist’s arrival. Lewis tours in Scottish and northern venues this spring, with just a couple of dates in London and the West Country.

Rating: 4 / 5

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