Saloni Jaisingh | May 2017
After a break of three years, singer-songwriter Lewis Watson embarked on his return through the release of his new album, midnight. Watson returned home to England and into the studio with a live band to record this 11-track album. Under the production of Anthony West (of Oh Wonder), the album was completed in just a few weeks.
Keeping the well-loved acoustic melodies introduced in his preceding EPs and debut album, Watson built upon his musical influences to create a new, eclectic sound. Somewhere between Ed Sheeran-meets-Jack Garratt, midnight is sonically poetic and gentle, whilst instrumentally captivating. From the ambient songs, “slumber” to the nostalgia-inducing hit, “little light”, midnight encompasses the evolution of Lewis Watson as an artist.