Review by Graham Chalmers
The Water’s Fine (single)
Born in the wilds of North Yorkshire, schooled at Paul McCartney’s LIPA, what I like most about Lewis Fieldhouse’s new single is that it isn’t James Morrison or James Blunt or Ed Sheeran, even.
By which I mean, unlike other more formulaic singer-songwriters, this song written for a new Canadian indie film doesn’t follow a straight line.
As befits such a thoughtful and intelligent musician, The Water’s Fine evolves slowly, changing from tender acoustic ballad to mildy prog-ish indie rock.
Atmospheric and subtle, full of gorgeous harmonies, it’s also perfectly arranged and beautifully weighted.
As a result, The Water’s Fine’s central lyrical metaphor is mirrored by the rise and fall of its musical progression.
Quietly brilliant, heartbreakingly lovely.
Listen to it at fieldhouse.bandcamp.com