Now 27, Watson has received over a quarter of a billion streams and has built a global following in the years since releasing his debut EP ‘it’s got four sad songs on it’ as a teenager in 2012. Following four equally successful EPs, his Top 40 debut album ‘the morning’ arrived in 2014, with Watson touring the record all over the world as a headliner and supporting artists including Coldplay and Kodaline. After taking some much-needed time out, he released his sophomore album ‘midnight’ in 2017. Watson’s first album with Cooking Vinyl, ‘midnight’ saw him shifting from his acoustic beginnings to a richer, more expansive sound, a journey that continues with ‘the love that you want’.
Watson’s sold-out ‘midnight’ tour took in 150 shows across the UK, US, Australia and Europe during 2017 & 2018, and he has headlined London Shepherds Bush Empire, NYC Bowery Ballroom, and LA Troubadour. Watson has collaborated with Lucy Rose, Gabrielle Aplin, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Dodie and Guillemots, while acquiring numerous high-profile fans including Camilla Cabello, Chloe Moretz, and Lewis Capaldi, whom Watson picked as a support act several years ago when he was a complete unknown. Capaldi returned the favour last summer, with Watson supporting him for his two sold-out shows at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.