OK. So … nobody needs to hear much more about how much I love this guy. ‘Forget’ the album that I sent you all some time ago is way up in my top albums of … well, ever. I was excited and nervous when his 2nd effort ‘Confess’ came out. To be honest. I was not a huge fan. It was very competent. It sounded nice. It was very ‘good’ but for me didn’t have that tug of emotion that the first had. I love debuts. I am a sucker for them. Forget was an amazing debut. Confess sounded a little ‘by the numbers’ in comparison. (i) myriad 80s influence – check (ii) relaxed tone awesome voice – check etc etc
However, I kept playing it. Purely out of loyalty. I played it and played and played it some more. Then one day I woke up and it was under my skin almost as much as the first.
‘Give it some time’ is the biggest cop out when reviewing/recommending music as most things get better with time … but not this much better.