ALBUM REVIEW: The Morning Shift – Where Would You Rather Be? | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 01.08.20






A long creative period can often produce mixed results (Chinese Democracy anyone…?) but the three years half-Geordie outfit The Morning Shift have spent on Where Would You Rather Be? have clearly been a waste of nobody’s time.

Poetic, adventurous and delicately considered, the album is a gorgeous seven-track debut blending interesting sentiments about the fleetingness of love, replete with layers of horn instrumentation. Part Devendra Banhart intelligent/upbeat pop in places (Is It Worth It) and part Jeff Buckley delicacy in others (Raindrops In The Night), each of the seven songs shine as individual pieces yet fit together seamlessly to make WWYRB? a complete album both in production, sound and overarching idea. What a lovely little album and what a good use of time.



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