Mirrorwriting

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Mirrorwriting
Studio album by Jamie Woon
Released 18 April 2011
Recorded The Way, River Recording
(London, England)
Genre Electronica, trip hop, R&B, soul
Length 45:51
Label Candent Songs, Polydor
Producer Jamie Woon, Will Bevan, Royce Wood, Jr., Luke Buttery
Singles from Mirrorwriting
  1. "Night Air"
    Released: 22 October 2010
  2. "Lady Luck"
    Released: 21 February 2011

Mirrorwriting is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Jamie Woon. It was released in Europe on 18 April 2011 through Polydor Records. The album started to receive hype after Woon ended fourth on BBC's Sound of 2011 poll.[1] It was preceded by the lead single, "Night Air" on 22 October 2010.

Critical reception[edit]

Paul Clarke of BBC Music gave the album a positive review by saying: "Things would probably be quite different for Woon had he’d got his act together sooner. In 2007, his fragile cover of an old folk spiritual placed him pretty much alone at the crossroads between rural blues and urban electronica, a 20-something Robert Johnson from London who’d sold his soul to dubstep instead of the Devil. Today, though, he shares this space with The xx and James Blake; and overshadowed by The xx’s Mercury Prize victory and Blake’s own debut album of earlier in 2011, Woon’s music could now be in danger of sounding wearily familiar rather than darkly mysterious".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music (positive)[3]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
The Independent (favourable)[6]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10)[7]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[8]
The Observer 3/5 stars[9]
Virgin Music (7/10)[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Night Air"   Jamie Woon, John O'Kane Jamie Woon, Will Bevan 5:22
2. "Street"   Woon, O'Kane Jamie Woon, Will Bevan 3:10
3. "Lady Luck"   Woon, Nemo Jones Jamie Woon, Will Bevan, Royce Wood, Jr. 4:08
4. "Shoulda"   Woon, O'Kane, Steven Camden Jamie Woon, Royce Wood, Jr. 3:49
5. "Middle"   Woon, James Wood Jamie Woon, Royce Wood, Jr. 4:38
6. "Spirits"   Woon, Brian Barry Jamie Woon, Royce Wood, Jr. 3:47
7. "Echoes"   Woon, Camden Jamie Woon 2:17
8. "Spiral"   Woon Jamie Woon, Luke Buttery 5:25
9. "TMRW"   Woon, O'Kane Jamie Woon, Royce Wood, Jr. 3:30
10. "Secondbreath"   Woon Jamie Woon 0:47
11. "Gravity"   Woon Jamie Woon 5:07
12. "Waterfront"   Woon Jamie Woon 3:51
iTunes bonus tracks[11]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Missing Person" (Recorded As Part of Flomotion in the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House) Woon 3:55
14. "Spirits" (YouTube Version) Woon, Barry 5:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[12] 9
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[12] 29
Danish Albums Chart[12] 17
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 38
Norwegian Albums Chart[12] 14
Swiss Albums Chart[12] 50
UK Albums Chart[13] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 55

References[edit]