There’s a lot to like about ‘Living In The City’, the second single from UK soul/pop performer Rhys Lewis.
And there are clearly folks in the music industry who think the 23 year old has what it takes to be a massive global star. After all, he’s signed with the great Decca Records and the track’s been released here in Australia, via Universal Music.
His vocals are intoxicating. He’s got the movie star looks and a totally decent falsetto. And ‘Living In The City’ is infused with soul and gospel influences, all wrapped up in a palatable three minutes and 30 seconds of pop.
“This song is pretty self-explanatory from the lyrics, but in a nutshell it’s about the bittersweetness of living… in the city,” Rhys said of the track.
“It takes so much energy to live in a city. It’s expensive, relentless, busy, lonely at times, and tiring. Just getting on London’s tube at rush hour can make you want to sell all your possessions and move to the middle of nowhere.
“But at the same time, it’s exciting and unpredictable, spontaneous, full of opportunities and over-populated with interesting people. And the more you give, the more you get back.
“Every time I think about leaving, I remind myself of all the things this place has given me. And there’s an unspoken promise from the city that is : it always has more to give.”
And we’re told that Rhys himself will also have more to give throughout 2017, with a debut album expected to land sometime in the heart of the Aussie winter.