I love Lewis’s music. There is, of course, the thrill of discovering what style or genre it’s going to be but you are guaranteed to be hearing a song that comes from the heart.
The musical feel of ‘Safe Journey’ is something I find hard to put a figure on, so I have two options; take your pick. The first is kind of a loose Laurel Canyon Americana; all plucked guitar in an almost Country style. The second is rather more complex. I want you to imagine a slowed down track from REM’s early days played mainly acoustically. Yes, I realise this could be described as vague but that’s the way my mind works.
Anyway the important thing is that musically this is a song with soul and real feeling. It provokes feelings of loss, an emptiness left, an affection for the past. It’s a feeling of wishing well in a sad way at a person’s leaving.
As you can expect from Lewis, the words and music work together. The message of the words are the same as the musical feeling. The main thing about his lyrics that I love is that |Lewis has a way of writing that encapsulates a whole lot of things in words that speak the ‘story’ of the song plainly. On one level the words can mean things in a multitude of ways but on another they are simple to understand.
This is a song of simple, yet complex, beauty. A song from the heart to lock in your heart. If you like great song writing, this is an absolute must
‘’Safe Journey’ was written and recorded at the same time as Mystery Girl. I originally intended this to be the B-side to Mystery Girl but during production I started to realise they deserved to be separate due to their own unique styles, also friends I ran this idea by strongly agreed which helped with the decision too.
‘’Safe Journey’ is dedicated to my good friend Connor Harrison’