Here’s a real treat. We’ve got a free album for you. Our multi talented friend Kris Morris, who was also the designer of our new website, has just released a new album – I Think We Both Know. Full of soulful songs about life, love and faith – produced and played by the Weeks brothers. If you like Tumbling Ground era Kevin Prosch, gospel or any era Dylan you will love it. Some of the tracks are starting to get picked up by various radio stations and Kris is generously giving it away this week only. Go to Krismorris.com to listen and download. You can also see lots of videos and info on the making of the album.
Below are a few snippets from Kris’ reviews.
“It is hard to believe that Kris Morris, who hails from the same coastal part of Australia as Jack Johnson, is as young as he is. His anguished lyricism and musical competence are from another era, by a significantly older performer. Although he has been variously described as being influenced by the occasionally vapid Ray Lamontagne, the US folksy Ryan Adams and even fellow Antipodean Neil Finn, what emerges is the distinctive and comprehensive confidence of a guitar player and songwriter, whose vocal dexterity can more than stand-up on its own choral intensity.”
“…the time and effort he has put into this craft shines through on this accomplished and mature singer / songwritery thing. People who know about such things have compared him to the likes of Ray Lamontagne and Ryan Adams, but being a fan of neither, I would say that’s damning him with faint praise, as I would much rather listen to this.”
“When we first heard Kris Morris’ ‘Little Light EP’ we thought we’d found an artist with potential. That was back in 2007 and whilst it’s taken a while for his debut album to follow, it has proved us right. The acoustic guitar can be raw and powerful, rock out and become intimate. “I Think We Both Know” is a phrase that often signals a new beginning. The time to reflect is over, the time to act is now. Morris’ writing captures that sense of uncertainty and turns it into music. Consequently the album is edgy and blue, cathartic and positive, tough love and kindness. It lives on the nerve and jangles.”
“…This has all the melody and soul, but with a darker twist on the lyrics. Recent comparisons to Ray Lamontagne and Crowded House hit the nail on the head when describing this enjoyable, melodic, heartfelt acoustic track.
This will definitely appeal to those who like their lyrics descriptive, soul-searching, and honest. And fortunately this record isn’t over-burdened by either instruments or production, so that the vocals really stand out. Which is lucky, because it’s a beautiful example of simple yet effective songwriting.”