Lewis Watson's Debut Album The Morning.

7 Jul 2014

As you may or may not know is that I've been a massive supported of Lewis Watson's music for a number of years and saw him live back last year which I have already wrote a post on which you can see here. I'm also a big fan of having physical copies of CDs and one thing I liked about Lewis did in the past with his 4 song EPs, was he would sign them and add what number you were for example, I was the 309th person to order his first EP and the 139th to order his last. Because of this, it seemed almost a tradition to pre-order his debut album and, being the only signed edition was the £25 deluxe edition I could hardly break the tradition now! 

Because I was an avid listener of his music and wanted to say up to date in up and coming shows and new releases I joined the mailing list which allowed me to see exclusive videos and songs. I also received an ominous letter through the post from Lewis. I knew it was from him and his record label as I'd received one ( actually 3) once before because I'd ordered online. What was included wasn't expected which as a code to listen exclusively to his album prior to release and while I knew I was one of many to be able to listen early, it still felt like a major privilege. So I thought I would share with you my first impressions of the album now; before I started to listen I was slightly scared that his sound would of changed dramatically since his last EP and while, from first listen, it had changed slightly, it was nothing too drastic and I still loved it!
I expected a few of the songs to be ones that I'd heard on his previous EPs including Windows, Into the Wild, Sink Or  Swim and , a personal favourite of mine, Close. 
There was one song called Ghost which I felt like I heard before and after doing a little bit of digging, I remembered that I'd heard it back last summer when it apeared on a Summer Jam mix tape Lewis posted on his Youtube Channel.
Probably my favourite song that was on the album, after a few listens, was the song Outgrow as I loved everything about the song especially the lyrics. 
It wasn't till coming to write this post that I came some what annoyed at what I was getting for my money as, being a huge lover of the music, I a mainly paying for the music as well as the extra perk of a signing and a book of lyrics and pictures. Paying £25 for this was a bit of a push as it was but then when I discovered that, even though this was a deluxe edition, the other deluxe edition without the book cost £10 and included 37 songs- some of which I'd never heard as had never been released. This was left me a bit annoyed as I now feel I have to buy both which means have duplicate songs- some of which 3 times.
While that aspect is annoying I do love Lewis' music and I appreciate everything his done in order to get where he is today with his music. 
I high recommend you at least YouTube search Lewis as his music is amazing and I really do think you should go ahead and buy his album- The Morning. If you're a fan of artists such as Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Bon Iver then Lewis Watson is perfect for you and your ears.
Seeing as I have pre-ordered the album, it will hopefully be arriving on my door step this morning so I will be sure to be posting a picture over on my instagram so keep an eye out!
What kind of music are you into at the moment?
Hope you're doing great


4 comments:

  1. You have no idea how excited I was when I saw this post on my Bloglovin' feed!
    I've been a huge fan of Lewis for a number of years (and actually spent the night playing my Lewis vinyl). In a weird way, I feel sort of proud of him for releasing his debut album, and for it to be such a masterpiece. Outgrow's also my favourite track - I've loved it ever since I heard him perform it on the KOKO livestream and I couldn't wait to get a version I could download; Castle Street is probably a close second :) I'm a little broke at the moment, so I think I'll have to get the physical as a birthday present haha

    Mel // izzipenelope

    (Also, I was so annoyed about the 'All of the Songs' album too!)

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    1. It's so nice to see another avid Lewis Watson fan. I know how you feel- it's like seeing your baby grow up. I think, even if you already own some of his music, you should get the 37 track version when you come to buying it as I think it will be worth those extra pounds!
      Sarah x

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  2. I only heard of Lewis Watson a few months ago but I love his voice! I like your tradition of getting the signed stuff:) I don't even know how I found him, I think he popped up on Spotify and then I listened to all the songs under his name a billion times. I'm so jealous because my friends sister is going to one of his concerts some time in future months to come, but I'm not such a huge fan as her, but I bet hes great live!:)x
    libbyjade26.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I've never heard of him, but I'm totally looking him up on YouTube now because I do like Ed Sheeran. Ohhh, but that's still cool that you got a letter and special code. :) Awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

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