James Morrison is back with "Up", the second UK single to be lifted from third album "The Awakening". The album itself has already done pretty darn good, charting at #1 in the UK and going Gold within two weeks of release. Morrison is one of those mum-friendly acts who is able to build a whole career around middle of the road, unspectacular music of the blandest quality, with the very occasional gem. Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to like it, "Up" is far from being one of the gems. Featuring bisexual vocal 'marmite' act Jessie J, it's a pretty blatant attempt at recapturing the magic of "Broken Strings", his Nelly Furtado collaboration which is also James' biggest commercial hit to date. The right components (most notably Morrison's own voice) are all there but the finished product just falls flat.
The music video for the song, which features the ever-edgy Jessie J wearing a shirt prominently featuring the "Illuminati" all-seeing eye, can be seen below: