WASHING AWAY expresses a need for recovery & resolution; it’s a story that attempts to make sense of ruined friendships & tarnished memories.
Lewis started Washing Away in Minneapolis, MN in 2008. After the break up of Half Dug, he continued making music on his own as a reflective storyteller, writing an album’s worth of narrative songs while in college. The music is similar to his earlier band’s, but also draws on influences from indie rock and emo. Lewis had a concept to write songs for a series of music videos that would make up a full-length film. Though the partial screenplay was lost, he had recorded demos. Lewis later added transitions between the songs and split them up into four EP’s.