Since uploading his first YouTube video back in 2010, Lewis Watson has come a long way in the music scene. With a journey similar to that of names such as Gabrielle Aplin & Ed Sheeran, Watson began his career by uploading acoustic covers & the occasional original to his channel (alongside that grilled cheese video). Three years down the line & It’s got four sad songs on BWT was released as the first EP, followed by another five over the following years. Each release marked a development in sound & experience, culminating in his debut album The Morning being released in 2014.
This had been a long time coming for a lot of listeners; many fans have followed Watson’s journey since the early YouTube days & the album marked a pinnacle moment for his career. The sound of the record was undoubtedly Lewis Watson; acoustic, heartfelt & rhythmic, with a selection of songs from previous EP’s standing seamlessly alongside new tracks.
On March 24th, Watson’s second album, Midnight will be released, available to preorder now here. Five preview tracks have already been released, giving you a taste of what’s to come with this new record. The album artwork (seen above), has been designed by Andrew Salgado, creating a unique & intriguing forefront for the new album. This album has a much bigger sound, showcasing Watson’s progression both as a musician & a songwriter. Acoustic versions of a couple of tracks have also been released, demonstrating how they can be seamlessly translated into a pared back performance.
Lewis will be playing at Bodega on April 3rd & tickets are still available here for both Notts & other cities. I would highly recommend going down to see the show; you can expect to hear new material intertwined with a few old tracks. Support for this tour comes from Slowlights, so make sure to head down early to catch their performance. We will be interviewing Lewis at the show, check back next month to read the interview!