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“Visually-based songs” are exactly what Lewis writes. It’s hokey to suggest that she paints with words, especially when, in fact, she takes a good photo. Her voice is husky, a Joplin-esque sandpaper roughness-turned-purr. She swings from croon to wail effortlessly, and you get the feeling that she only realizes that there are other people in the room when she finishes a song. Her eyes are closed, and she’s doing this for herself. She’s having a blast. The fact that Millie is wandering the room, sometimes perching herself on stage, creates an image of street-performing within the venue. It works.
Many of Lewis’s songs are about heartbreak, relationships and love, but her writing is clever and poetic enough to avoid clichés and melodrama. She is a tremendous performer, a talented musician and a wonderful writer and, let’s face it, that’s the Holy Trinity.