Love and Pain is a studio album recorded with Calum MacColl and Martyn Barker. I particularly love the tracks ‘Fields of Wheat’ written for a friend Katie that died and ‘Mother and Child’ written for my son Otis.
Time Out, New York ‘The gutsy opener, Mad Woman Blues offers a first-person warning from behind bars; It's Jesus I Love fuses an evangelical intro to a bodice-ripping confession of lust. To accommodate the diverse cast of characters and ever changing moods, the singer and her collaborators have crafted a dozen distinct arrangements, incorporating everything from electronic break-beats to a musical saw. But it is the voice that propels this well-sequenced set... and echoes of Billie Holliday's cracking timbre surface frequently here. But Morris can also purr a simmering blues, vault into a sunny upper register and cram as many words into one rapid-fire line as possible… this is a remarkably satisfying disc from a performer worthy of a wider renown.’