Mikael Lewis
11/07/2017
Mikael Lewis

Story

I wrote the song, My Own Way Through the Dark, after severing a relationship that had long become toxic. The split proved even more toxic than the relationship, but the end result was better than I could have imagined. Some things just need to be done regardless of how much upheaval they will cause. MOWTTD came about after the darkness had lifted and I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hindsight is a glorious thing

Lyrics

I've seen the flame die out in good men,
Torn by the shame of what might have been,
But that shame is a construct of another man's mind,
And to swallow that poison, will leave your soul maligned,
You've got to step outside of that spotlight,
And find your own way through the dark.

I'm not afraid of the light, but I approach with caution,
What often passes for knowledge, reveals nothing but dogma
When they say "step to the left", I'm gonna slide to the right,
And somewhere in the middle, I will find my own light,
I've got no more need for their stoplight,
I'm gonna find my own way through the dark

You've got 2 to 3 minutes to try and choke me down
But at the end of that story, you'll find I've held my own ground,
I've got no more need for your spotlight
I'm gonna find my own way through the dark.

credits

released November 7, 2017
Mikael Lewis-Vocals, guitars, bass
Eric Watson-Drums
Adam Fifield-Keys

What We Seek

by Mikael Lewis

Released 2017
Stonemonkey Records
Released 2017
Stonemonkey Records
Mikael Lewis crafts poetic tales of travel, loss, love, politics, hopeful dreams and the evolving beauty of life. These musical landscapes are supported by an adept, rhythmic, percussive, and often bizarrely tuned guitar style.
NOTES
Since picking up his first acoustic guitar, Mikael Lewis has been skillfully blending elements of Folk, Lo-fi, Rock and Americana with subtle hints of Jazz and World Music. He has toured extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and the US as a solo artist and with his bands Fyre & Reign, Bucket of Witches and Gnarley's Summit. Lewis has shared the stage with Gin Blossoms, Peter Mulvey, Eddie from Ohio, John Hammond, Irish troubadour Brian Kennedy and …
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Curiosity

by Fyre & Reign

Released 2015
Released 2015
Fyre & Reign blends Roots Rock/Americana with hints of funk, jazz, soul, folk, country and world music.
NOTES
Fyre & Reign blends Roots Rock and Americana with subtle hints of funk, jazz, soul, folk, country and world music. The band has been compared to Alabama Shakes, Fleetwood Mac The Cranberries and Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians with a little bit of Tom Waits thrown in for good measure.

Fyre & Reign came to life as a recording project for American singer/songwriter Mikael Lewis and his daughter, Irish singer/songwriter Hannah Butterfield. While Hannah …
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Fyre & Reign
2015
Fyre & Reign
Fyre & Reign
2015
Fyre & Reign
Fyre & Reign
2015
Fyre & Reign
Fyre & Reign
2015
Fyre & Reign
Fyre & Reign
2015
Fyre & Reign

Closer to the Dream

by Mikael Lewis

Released 2001
Stonemonkey Records
Released 2001
Stonemonkey Records
Mikael Lewis' soulful voice and uniquely percussive guitar merge to create a beautiful fusion of rock and roots music with subtle hints of country, folk and jazz.
NOTES
Since picking up his first acoustic guitar, Mikael Lewis has been blending Folk, Alternative Rock and Americana with subtle hints of Jazz, Blues, Old School Country and World Music. Mikaels sound has been compared to Counting Crows, Peter Mulvey, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Cockburn and Beck. Joining Mikael on this collection of songs are bassist Nicky Scott (Van Morrison), drummer Steven Quinn (Brendan Quinn band), and guitarist Gavin McGrath (Superhero). Mikael currently resides in the Utah …
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