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REVIEW: James Morrison – Higher Than Here

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James Morrison performs at the American Airlines Above.Beyond party at One Marylebone in London. Picture by: Doug Peters/PA Wire/Press Association Images

James Morrison performs at the American Airlines Above.Beyond party at One Marylebone in London.
Picture by: Doug Peters/PA Wire/Press Association Images

British Singer-Songwriter James Morrison is back with his fourth studio album Higher Than Here.

The star has taken four years out before the release of the latest tracks and it was worth the wait for those that are a fan of his music. For those that haven’t picked up an album of his before this is a good one to get started on.

Yet again the Warwickshire star doesn’t disappoint. He’s most famously known for his duets with Nelly Furtado and Jessie J and You Give Me Something taken from his 2006 album Undiscovered.

This album gives you everything you expect from a James Morrison album. Tracks that create a relaxing feel and music you can unwind too which has a very positive theme throughout.

The first single from Higher Than Here is Demons, a catchy song that still gives the same raspy tone in his voice that people are use to.

The album has songs such as Just Like A Child and Higher Than Here which have familiar sounds to hit song You Make It Feel For Me from his 2008 album Songs For You, Truths For Me. 

Some songs carry an R’n’B vibe such as Right Here which is a new and exciting sound from the singer-songwriter that shows his various singing styles. The album titled song Higher Than Here has sections of the song which have a faux-gospel sound which really suit the singers strong yet original tone.

Personally, I think James Morrison is one of the most underrated artists in the charts to date. He seemed to bring an original tone with simple guitar backing to the charts long before big stars such as Ed Sheeran were even heard of and yet he still doesn’t seem to get enough credit for the talent found in his albums.

James Morrison has recently started a UK tour where you can catch him singing all the songs from the new album which are listed below.

The album track list:

  1. Demons
  2. Stay Like This
  3. Heaven To A Fool
  4. Right Here
  5. Reach Out
  6. We Can
  7. Too Late For Lullabies
  8. Something Right
  9. Easy Love
  10. I Need You Tonight
  11. Just Like A Child
  12. Higher Than Here

What do you think? Do you like the singers new style on this album, does it work?

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