My first wholly approved mixtape of 2015 comes in the form of Lewis‘ No Daughters Are Safe, which actually saw release prior to the new year earlier this week.
The build-up to No Daughters Are Safe featured a random set of stand-alone single releases that featured dark and brooding tones that I’ve become accustomed to from Lewis’ work. You can already sense a cohesion if you’ve followed the songs since the fall, and whether you did or not, I highly suggest you dive in below.
No Daughters Are Safe is an eye-catching title (with now, eye-catching alternative artwork above) in itself and Lewis’ lyrics and production are much the same for the ear. Lewis has a knack for describing personal lows or dark moments in his life that I think we can all channel within ourselves. The album, self-produced as well, provides a fantastic, ever-changing backdrop for the unfiltered realness.
The end result is a blend of lyrics, tones, melodies, and booming instrumentals that I believe is on another level compared to mixes of fellow upcoming artists. There’s a clear Kanye influence that I think fans of the superstar artist will find welcoming as they start on track numero uno, “New Tribe / Matriarchs”. Of the non-previews, a standout record to me is “Heroine Symphony”, which personifies the blend I discuss above. Simply put, a job well-done by Lewis, with hopefully more edgy visuals to stem from No Daughters Are Safe to come into 2015.