"His unique blend of wandering lyricism, atmospheric strings, and emotive sense of melody make for an engrossing, contemplative listen."
- Canadian Beats
"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