HAVING made waves with four previous EPs, Lewis Watson delivers a new year’s gift to his fans with the release of another – one original number and three re-imaginings of some of his favourite songs with the help of some chums, which you probably already guessed.

It opens with Even If, a melodic, harmonic acoustic number which can firmly sit in the category of advert music. A catchy chorus, tugging on the heartstrings, it showcases a competent songwriting style without ever pushing its head above the parapet. Yet uplifting in nature, there is an endearing quality to the tune through its calmness while these miserable storms rage on around us.

Then come the duets. Gabrielle Aplin joins in for a similarly sweet cover of the Colbie Caillat and Jason Reeves duet Droplets. More lovesick than its predecessor, Aplin’s soft vocals take the lead.

Probably the weakest number, it will please those who love the softly softly approach of Radio One’s Live Lounge. Next is a look at Everything Everything’s The Peaks with his touring partner Kimberley Anne. A lightheaded remake, it is quite mesmerising with its almost festive glockenspiel-esque notes, and it works really well.

It also builds the finale up nicely. This comes in the form of Counting Crows’ Colorblind with the help of Irish duo Hudson Taylor.