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by Lewis McLaughlin

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Written on the road “Whole” is an acknowledgement of difficult moments, recognising the finite highs of adrenaline which come with touring with the closely following lows and comedowns. It is a meditation for trying days. A reminder that on every path there will be a view to reassess from, nothing is forever both paths up and down will at one point become the other - “whenever you feel good, it’s just temporary”.

He’s a natural collaborator, using friends from Scotlands rich indie and folk scene who are capable of invoking the emotional connection needed to fulfil his vision. The culmination of these deep conversational elements blend, playful bouncing melodies with a melancholic back bone and shuffling danceable beats.

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If you love yourself enough
To make it right when it’s all tough
Then you should know
That it all comes around

If for some reason you don’t feel
Like any love you feel is real
One day you’ll see
That you aren’t on your own

I’m feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again
I’m feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again

Serendipity is real
As real as any of the meals
That you will find
Keep turning up again

And when the joker and the thief
Come knocking at my door, good grief
I’ll feel alone
Like I’m on my own again

I’m feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again
I’m feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again

I wish that I had an excuse
To take my neck out of the noose
That ties us down
Holds you to your own

When the daffodils have died
I wish that I had maybe tried
To let you know
That I’m on your side

On a Sunday I walk past
The fearing folk that have a blast
When they aren’t home
When they are far away

I feel you crawling up my spine
A spider or a porcupine
Is not enough
To make you understand

That I’m feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again
I’m feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again

I’m feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again
I'm feeling whole
I’m feeling whole again

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released September 30, 2021
Released via Monohands Records

Produced/Recorded/Mixed by Andy Monaghan at 312 Studios
Additional recording by Lewis McLaughlin
Mastered by Kevin Tuffy at Air Studios

Songwriting/Lead Vocals - Lewis McLaughlin
Fiddle - Alasdair Hambrey
Bass - Finlay Johnston
Accordion - Ewen White
Drums - Steven Stark
Backing Vocals - Alasdair MacKenzie, Donald Barker, Robyn Smith, Finlay Johnston

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Lewis McLaughlin Glasgow, UK

Lewis McLaughlin is an alt folk singer/songwriter from Edinburgh. With an EP (Paper in the Rain, 2019), a number of singles, and countless well attended performances around Scotland and beyond behind him already, Lewis’ determination to successfully create boundary breaking music won’t be hindered, even by a global pandemic. ... more

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