Marshall Lewis

Marshall Lewis

The story is now. Unbound by time and linear condition, Marshall Lewis unlocks what is around you and advocates the thought you cannot define. He is simply a messenger. The truth is, there is no story-only axiom.

Marshall’s love for music was sparked by the musical influence of his older sister, Nicki. Tragically, she passed away when Marshall was beginning high school. Writing, then, became an avenue for him to cope with this loss and the harshness of her passing. As he got older, writing music developed into a habit and a way to deal with other life questions. “Music has become a close friend,” shares Marshall. “Music tagged along with me as I grew up. Naturally it was inspirational, kept me on track; made me feel like I was building myself again.”

When Marshall was eighteen he began recording, searching for the perfect sound while tracking twenty five songs over the course of a year. It was during this journey that Marshall recorded his debut EP, Higher Nature. The opening track, Chapters, was mastered by TW Walsh and was remixed by Bronze Whale and Ianborg. While Marshall brought in six musicians to add their textures, Marshall tracked most of the instruments, including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, organ, and banjo.

Marshall, as an old soul, approaches his songwriting in perfectionistic fashion. Critics have described his sound as, “a digestible folk sound powered by soulful croons and intimate melodies” (The Vault), and “polished folk” (Brooklyn Vegan).

Now twenty-one, Marshall has finished his second EP, Learned (engineered and co-produced by former music blogger Kevin Flick of Puddlegum), set to be released in 2015. This next release has taken on a different direction almost entirely. With a newly bestowed sense of purpose and clarity, Lewis has taken on what melody and sound can truly deliver. Pedal steel, tribal drums, unassuming yet eloquent viola, and guitar that becomes the blood in your veins, all speak as a vulnerable but surviving body making Learned a sort of letter Lewis wrote to himself. He has molded it to tell both a story from a cornered heart of innocence to an unexplainable bravery and passion that sweeps you into a surreal sense of purpose.



6 songs

Not A Mechanical Dance Of Atoms
Under The Wave
Lost River
Look Around

Higher Nature

2 songs

Ivory Creek