Gareth Lewis releases new Americana single ‘Let It Breathe’ on Friday 1 October. This is the second single release from his debut solo EP ‘Start The Hurricane’.
‘Let It Breathe’ has a striking intro and becomes heavier and influenced by rock and blues with a strong rhythm throughout. As with his highly successful single ‘Vultures’ Gareth plays the slide guitar in the riff and middle section of the song.
The song is about hope during difficult times and acknowledging that things will get better. The focus of the song is about gratitude and understanding what truly matters as that give strength and hope to overcome any situation.
Like other songs on the ‘Start The Hurricane’ EP, it was written in response to everything that has happened in the last 18 month during the pandemic but it is also a personal story of how his family have got through some traumatic events as well.
“It’s a message to us all to stay positive. One of the lyrics in the song is really key to this and brings it all together; “We’ve gotta hold on to the light, we’ve gotta let it breathe”.
Gareth wrote ‘Let It Breathe’ the day before recording ‘Vultures’ in the studio and recorded them both on the same weekend and from there the song evolved;
“Originally it was going to be an acoustic blues song but when recording I gave it more energy and played the slide guitar and the song became heavier and more rocking in the studio. It’s going to be a fun song to play live!”
Gareth has been busy the last few months with the release of the singles and EP. He has also formed a new band to support him and has some upcoming live music dates in Swansea with more to follow.
The band is currently in rehearsals and are excited to play songs from the EP plus other songs in the back catalogue. The band features drummer Rob Steele formerly from rock band Trampolene who supported Liam Gallagher and Kasabian, Leighton Thomas on bass, Alex Draisey on guitar and Gareth Lewis will be on vocals and guitar.
‘Let It Breathe’ is out on Friday 1st October
Live dates for Gareth Lewis are:
Friday 19 November: Official EP Launch Gig at Cinema & Co, Swansea
Saturday 27 November: EP launch acoustic gig at Sullivan’s Tea & Coffee Co, Swansea
Thursday 10 February: Headlining Rodeo Town at The Bunkhouse, Swansea.
· For more information on Gareth Lewis’s music visit garethlewismusic.com