'Rollin' On', an EP of reworks off the Debut (Feel the Ground You Walk Upon) and a brand new song, comes quickly after winning the 2022 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. Rollin’ On is a reminder to us all to feel the path we’re on and acknowledge the difficulty along it, all the while singing (and whistling) when you can. Equal parts Tom Petty, Foxwarren and Paolo Nutini the blend showcases his ability to create with a more minimal palette than is present on his debut album.
Nicola Meighan, BBC Radio Scotland
A life-affirming listen, ‘Feel The Ground You Walk Upon’ in one moment will have you misty-eyed, wishing you could hold a pint aloft with your dearest pals and in the next, have you contemplating your most intense personal struggles. All the while Mclaughlin’s warm timbre blazes perpetually, unifying and comforting the lost souls that gather in its glow.
Record of note on the Roddy Hart show BBC Radio Scotland
Featured in the Herald's top picks of Scottish Music 2022
Where it all started, 'Paper in the Rain', Lewis' debut EP is a look into the mind of a late teen wandering the streets of Edinburgh. Produced by his dad and recorded in Leith, Lewis' home town at B&B Studios by Richard Werner, Paper in the Rain marks the beginning of Lewis' journey as a singer and a songwriter. From the playful alt-folk of 'Deary Me', to the intimate meandering of 'My Walk Home'. 'I See the Light', the lead single off the EP explores the excitement and uncertainties of leaving home, while the expansive, cinematic 'Paper in the Rain' is a dramatic and brooding track that showcases Lewis' insightful melancholy as a songwriter.