Jon McLaughlin is a personal favorite since he got signed to Island in 2007. The debut "Indiana" was a very nice record filled with well made piano-based pop / rock in a relatively quiet style. He sold some 100,000 copies of it, which was sufficient for the sequel "Ok Now" that was much more pop-oriented than the debut.
However, the second album “just” sold about as much as the debut, which was not enough and he had unfortunately leave label and become independent again.
On its own, he released the album "Forever If Ever" in 2011 , which once again was a nice and solid effort with a bunch of good tracks. Razor & Tie also saw that as they signed him and now will re-release 'Forever If Ever " with a new title and some fresh songs. Most of the former album is included here, but we get some new as “Young Never Know” and Falling "in best Billy Joel style. However it’s the “older” "Promising Promises" and "Maybe It's Over" that impresses me most and will have a good run on commercial radio this year.
So If you have "Forever If Ever" in your collection I do not think "Promises, Promises" adds that much, but if not then it is a pleasant modern singer / songwriter album that is worth checking up.