In a genre filled with young singer/songwriters all eager to share their stories of lost love, heartbreak, hard life lessons, and dreams of the future, you’ll find every man and his acoustic guitar scrambling for a place among the Indie/Folk/Pop/Alternative elite. Occasionally, there’s a gem that shines a little brighter than the rest. That’s where Rhys Davis comes into play with his second EP ‘Chasing Light’.
Rhys Davis hails from Blackwood, a small town in Caerphilly, South Wales. He studied at the acclaimed Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey where he gained a BMus Honours degree in music performance and song-writing. In early September 2016 he released his first EP ‘Reflections’, after which he went on to support Dan Reed on his UK tour in December 2016.
On August 25th 2017 Davis released his second EP ‘Chasing Light’ that consists of 4 tracks; ‘Somebody’ (due for single release on September 8th 2017), ‘The Light’, ‘Something Like September’ and ‘Take me Home’. That’s 15 minutes of upbeat tracks, full of light melodies with interesting rhythm and hooks that are evidently influenced by the musical talents of John Mayer, Ben Howard and Jeff Buckley.
Throughout the EP you’ll find choruses that are catchy with easy vocals that ooze smooth, easy listening from start to finish. Lyrically the album is beautifully constructed, set to jangly and light guitars that seem to lift the spirit. His music reminds me of summer nights, strolls along the river, laughing and just enjoying the simpler things in life. It’s a feel good EP and it really put a smile on my face and lifted the heaviness I’ve felt just lately. So, if you’re looking for an EP that will help you shake off the moody blues, maybe a few songs to chill out to with a glass of wine then look no further than Rhys Davis. Better yet, drink that glass of wine at a live performance! There are a few live gigs coming up soon so check out his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/rhysdavismusic/.