The Morning Image
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter who first gained fans from videos he posted on YouTube.
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  • Record Label: Warner Bros.
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Sink Or Swim
Sink or swim, hold your breath and just dive right in. Ride the wave, just ride the wave far from where we came. Don’t be scared, who cares if we... See the rest of the song lyrics

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  1. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    80
    Intelligent, pan-generation pop you won't mind taking your teenager to the O2 to see. [Jul 2014, p.96]
  2. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    As Watson sings about love, kindly and thoughtfully, the whimsical delivery and outdoorsy imagery recalls his fellow Oxfordians, Stornoway. At times it gets too pretty and shallow.
  3. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    Such overwhelming softness means The Morning works best as mood music, setting the tone for either a lazy day in bed or a productive day at work, or any number of activities that take place during the hours of breaking dawn.
  4. Jul 24, 2014
    40
    When his voice shows signs of life--some tremulous vibrato here and there, the odd bit of grit in his lower register--any real character is wrung out of his voice by the coffee-shop-friendly production.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jul 24, 2014
    40
    An assured start, though he'll need to be braver next time round. [Aug 2014, p.115]
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