The New Single
Embarking on a captivating journey, Lewis McLaughlin unveils a poignant new chapter with his latest single, 'Getting Better,' set to grace the airwaves on the 29th of September through Monohands Records. Now based in Glasgow, McLaughlin continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting songwriters to come out of Scotland.
Accompanied by a visually stunning music video helmed by visionary Spike Wright, McLaughlin ventures into uncharted sonic territories, crafting a daring and audacious soundscape that remains true to his introspective and narrative-driven songwriting style. Under the guidance of Andy Monaghan (of Frightened Rabbit), their collaborative efforts flourish, yielding a landscape of profound emotion and vibrant hues.
Since his spectacular debut, Feel The Ground You Walk Upon, Lewis McLaughlin has been a busy 22 year old.
The single follows a packed summer of festival performances across the UK for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winner, having been invited to Latitude by George Ezra, performing at Hebcelt in the north of Scotland and slots at Head for the Hills Festival and Mosley Folk festival over the coming weeks, as well as a UK tour supporting Rachel Sermanni.
He has been championed by various BBC Radio Scotland shows, the Zoe Ball breakfast show, and has appeared on TV as part of BBC 2’s coverage of Glastonbury 2022. He has been featured by the likes of NME and Rolling Stone UK. He recently performed a live set on BBC Scotland for The Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart.
In 2022 he released his debut album ‘Feel the Ground You Walk Upon’ to great acclaim. The record was aired extensively on Scottish radio stations, as well as appearing in the Herald’s ‘Best of Scottish Music 2022’. After winning the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition, McLaughlin enjoyed a summer of festivals across the UK as well as many well attended shows around Scotland. The companion EP of re-works, ‘Rollin’ On’ was accompanied by a Scottish tour with his trio.
'Getting Better' breathes life into contradictions, an indie rock anthem in waiting that emanates an upbeat and feel-good essence. However, upon delving deeper, a hidden facet emerges. Inspired by the inner turmoil and occasional frustration that simmers beneath a seemingly serene exterior, McLaughlin's lyrics explore the intricate bond we forge with ourselves. A song that delves inward, it navigates the complex landscapes of self-discovery, leaving us ultimately with a glimmer of hope and a resolute, positive perspective.
@ Ellen Norna Francis