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


  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!)

    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

  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

  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!
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