What does it sound like?:
It begins with “He Doesn’t Love You Like I Do” a slice of Del Amitri with a dash of The La’s so of course I’m hooked. “Kite” comes next which starts with a snippet of the intro to “Chain Reaction” then becoming a XTC inspired masterpiece showing that Heyward has lost none of his lyrical ability. “Into Your Life” is more melodic beauty and the we have “Caravan” which is pure Heyward. Lyrically pinching The Jams “about the new idea” line while dreaming of trips to Camber Sands where “she still loves to play The Jam” it could have been a single from “Pelican West”. “Ordinary People is a beautiful lament as is “How Do You Live Without Sunshine” which could be a biographical trip back to the days just after Haircut 100. The rest of the album is more of the same. The kind of melodic, lyrical upbeat pop that ticks all my boxes. It’s a 90’s album made by one of the 80’s great lost talents. I’m biased of course but this album belongs in The Afterword canon a glorious missed gem. I’ve even given you the Spotify link so all you » Continue Reading.