4 Songs, 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With EP No. 3, Lewis Watson made the leap to brighter, stronger, and more polished productions. The loss of intimacy is immediately counterbalanced by songs so strong that the Watson story sounds nearly too good to be true. On the strength of covers posted to YouTube and an early EP (It’s Got Four Sad Songs on It BTW), Watson was courted by major labels and settled on Warner Brothers, citing their strength in handling singer/songwriters such as David Gray, Damien Rice, and Neil Young. Unlike the solemn, self-deprecating EP titles (the second EP is called Another Four Sad Songs), there's nothing sad sack about Watson or his obvious talents. Both “Into the Wild” and “It Could Be Better” come across as earnest love songs with an easy-handled pop ear. Watson’s talents could eventually turn his music too slick, but here he’s in the sweet spot where the beauty of his craft is overpowering. “Little Darling” allows him an easy jaunt with acoustic guitar and the kind of mild seasoning that proves this isn’t simply acoustic music. A cover of SBTRKT’s “Hold On” shows Watson tackling R&B, with a convincing falsetto within his reach.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With EP No. 3, Lewis Watson made the leap to brighter, stronger, and more polished productions. The loss of intimacy is immediately counterbalanced by songs so strong that the Watson story sounds nearly too good to be true. On the strength of covers posted to YouTube and an early EP (It’s Got Four Sad Songs on It BTW), Watson was courted by major labels and settled on Warner Brothers, citing their strength in handling singer/songwriters such as David Gray, Damien Rice, and Neil Young. Unlike the solemn, self-deprecating EP titles (the second EP is called Another Four Sad Songs), there's nothing sad sack about Watson or his obvious talents. Both “Into the Wild” and “It Could Be Better” come across as earnest love songs with an easy-handled pop ear. Watson’s talents could eventually turn his music too slick, but here he’s in the sweet spot where the beauty of his craft is overpowering. “Little Darling” allows him an easy jaunt with acoustic guitar and the kind of mild seasoning that proves this isn’t simply acoustic music. A cover of SBTRKT’s “Hold On” shows Watson tackling R&B, with a convincing falsetto within his reach.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

AlexaSRoot ,

Incredible!!!!

These songs are truly amazing! I loved Lewis Watson's two previous EP's as well. I love all of his music and my day isn't complete if I haven't listened to at least one of his songs! I feel so lucky to have been at his first show in the Untied States, also to have met and talked to him! He is so genuine! His songs on the 3 EP's are fantastic and even more so live! I can't wait to actually get the songs and I look forward to his growing success and hope that he can come back to California soon! You won't regret buying this EP also get the previous two if you haven't! :) ♥

GabriCLud ,

LW

You're amazing, Lewis Watson.

ayekelsey ,

He's amazing.

After being an American fan for such a long time, I just know this is going to be perfect. Lewis would never let us down <3

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