"His unique blend of wandering lyricism, atmospheric strings, and emotive sense of melody make for an engrossing, contemplative listen."
"He can pull off singing softly, similar to Bahamas or Sufjan Stevens, but can also belt beautifully (which I never hear those artists do)..."
- The Soundtrack
"Southey has shown what he can do with so little; creating an album [YNJABTM] that is thick with emotion and with a musical structure and continuity that is able to fully immerse the listener."
- Vancouver Weekly
"He has created his own distinct sound and music... An [indie musician] who demands your attention."
- Spill Magazine
"Southey's alternative folk... sets the bar for divergent Canadian folk in a new era."
- The Littlest Voice