Marshall Lewis will be releasing his debut EP, Higher Nature, on August 26th, 2014 through Highwire Records. Higher Nature comprises of six songs that roam the horizon of indie folk.
Marshall’s love for music was sparked by the musical influence of his older sister, Nicki. Tragically, she passed away when Marshall was beginning high school. Writing then became an avenue for him to cope with this loss and the harshness of her passing. As he got older, writing music developed into a habit and a way to deal with other life questions. “Music has become a close friend,” shares Marshall. “Music tagged along with me as I grew up. It inspired me, kept me on track, and gave me a sense of purpose.”
When Marshall was eighteen he began recording, searching for the perfect sound while tracking twenty five songs over the course of a year. It was during this journey that Higher Nature was recorded. The opening track was mastered by TW Walsh and was remixed by Bronze Whale and Ianborg. While Marshall brought in six musicians to add their textures, Marshall tracked most of the instruments, including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, organ, and banjo.
Marshall is described as an old soul, and approaches his songwriting in perfectionistic fashion. Critics have described his sound as, “a digestible folk sound powered by soulful croons and intimate melodies” (The Vault), and “polished folk” (Brooklyn Vegan).
released July 31, 2014
All songs written by Marshall Lewis, 2014.
Recorded and mixed by Kevin Flick and Marshall Lewis.
Chapters was mastered by TW Walsh.
All other songs mastered by Kevin Flick and Marshall Lewis.
Marshall Lewis - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, organ, piano, banjo
Brian Dean - bass
Peter Frey - electric guitar
Jeff Hockett - pedal steel guitar, trumpet
Matt McCarthy - drums
Matt Riggen - trumpet
“[Marshall Lewis] is still a young soul dealing with old issues but now from the vantage point of someone who has punched
through the tangled webs of myriad volatile emotions, mastered his crafts in the process, and left a platonic, beseeching love letter to the world” (NUVO)....more