I don't see why people hate this so much. Okay, his voice is a little higher than normal, but it's a pleasant little pop track that has flashes of SWYA in it. The guitar part reminds me of JEW a little. Chill out and enjoy it for what it is, people: a mid-tempo pop rock tune with a nice steady beat and fluid structure.
Me either. His voice sounds like it did around SWYA or In Reverie to me. I remember his voice on Sound The Alarm did take me a few listens to get used to. But people are definitely overreacting.