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Getting Better

by Lewis McLaughlin

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New Single Getting Better - an indie rock anthem in waiting, emanating upbeat and feel-good essence, written in a Glasgow tenement, Lewis was compelling himself to think of a more positive future from within the depths of a dark winter.

Inspired by the inner turmoil that simmers beneath a seemingly serene exterior, McLaughlin's lyrics explore the intricate bond we forge with ourselves. The initial idea was an introspective intimate acoustic ballad before the track evolved to become a full fledged celebration of change and growth, full of hope and ready to embrace whatever's ahead.


Never could quite see my path
Now I know that no one sees it
When we’re snowed in
So much love in there

Never could take off my mask
There’s a comfort in the making
When it’s broken
There’s a load behind

Can you see it now?
Staring back at you
Take another look
Can you see it now?

Hold me when I’m feeling alright
Hopeless for the love of you
Come and see me
You can free me

Basking in the hopeful moonlight
Asking if you’d show me how
To be careless
I’m so scared of this

Can you see it now?
On a wall of glass
There’s a little crack
Can you see it now?

I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be getting better
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be getting better
I’ll be, I’ll be, I’ll be getting better

Getting better
Getting better
Getting better


released September 29, 2023
Song by Lewis McLaughlin.

Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Andy Monaghan at 312 Studios, Glasgow

Mastered by Kevin Tuffy at Manmade Mastering, Berlin

Cover Design by Emer Tumilty

Photo by Andy Monaghan

Lewis McLaughlin - Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals
Andy Monaghan - Electric Guitar
Euan McLaughlin - Electric Guitar
Steven Stark - Drum Kit
Finlay Johnston - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Chloë Bryce - Vocals
Donald Barker - Vocals

Released via Monohands Records

Distributed by State 51

Published by Sentric Music Publishing


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Lewis McLaughlin Glasgow, UK

Edinburgh-born Lewis McLaughlin was inspired by the likes of John Martyn and Villagers to begin writing and recording his own songs.

He currently lives in Glasgow, and has just released his debut album, on Andy Monaghan’s Monohands Records.
Lewis has performed at various festivals with his solo project including Glastonbury, Belladrum and Connect.
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