Spending five weeks at number one, while also cracking the Top 40 in the US and UK, it was the tale of heartbreak that haunted the airwaves, with the singer’s friend delivering the line that was like a dagger to the heart: “I know you love her, but it’s over, mate.” Lewis’ eagerly awaited debut album delivers on the pop promise of Be Alright, 7 Minutes, Waves and Chemicals, which are all featured here.
His break-up balladry – emotive, anthemic and folk-tinged – falls somewhere between Ed Sheeran and Sheppard. It’s a potent formula.
A Place We Knew is out March 22 on CD, black vinyl, and JB-exclusive blue vinyl, via Island/Universal.
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