|Still from I Won't Let You Go|
Although it's in-stores already in the UK, James Morrison's third Disc The Awakening won't be surfacing Stateside until October 11, 2011 via Universal Music. Despite a modest following over here, Morrison's Music and Voice are still an undiscovered treasure and he definitely is one of my favourite Artists.
His 2009 Disc Songs for You, Truths for Me still remains one of my most-played Albums ever. My iTunes would agree. There is nothing ground-breaking about Morrison's brand of melodic Soul/Pop and perhaps that's a good thing, with Adele helping pave the way in North America for Artists like him who don't need to rely on extravagance and excess. Think of him even as a male Counterpart to Adele or perhaps a nicer, more soulful version of James Blunt. I mean that in the nicest way possible.
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