Rugan Lewis is back with his potent mix of driving alt-rock music on the high-flying journey on getting that unexpected information needed called ‘Canaries‘.
Washington D.C-based singer-songwriter Rugan Lewis is a soulful solo musician who seems to effortlessly mesh rock, blues, and jazz guitar into his original music to create a pleasing sound, that is real and authentic.
With an edgy and almost haunting rock beginning, we are transformed into his world that is full of simmering guitar solos and a vocal style that strikes hot like a boiling iron and makes sure you are alert and awake. His voice is so excellent and consistent rhythm of the track gets your head moving as you take a deep breath, your body is shook but you feel good too.
The story of hearing that you will be betrayed at some point is so hard to hear at first but after a while, it will surely sink in and hopefully make you extra careful with who you latch your heart to.
‘Canaries‘ by DC’s brightest underground solo talented Rugan Lewis gets you thinking about those times you could of done with an early warning of possible danger. By speaking to someone that knew a potential partner of yours early on, he was spared the possible pain of later on and the heart-break that no one wants. This story is inter-linked with what happened in the coal mines until 1986 in the UK, with the cruel practice of having innocent canaries detect carbon monoxide; that certainly saved many human lives but harmed or possibly killed, many a poor bird in the process.
In life you often don’t get the chance to turn back before walking through an unbeknownst treacherous door. When you do hear information that makes your heart drop, you should take that advice and be thankful you did get that opportunity.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen