Lyrically, this record whisks the listener between poignant musings on childhood and adulthood.
To me, the melodies evoke something half-forgotten- a song you learnt at school or heard someone sing as a child. This is not music lead by fashion or agenda - as indicated in 'More Rock and Roll' - instead there's a sense of nostalgia, self-awareness and honesty that, happily, denies the popular mode in song writing.
It is refreshing to hear music driven by what feels like a personal, honestly told, journey, as well as being crafted meticulously by a very talented individual. Perhaps I'm wrong, maybe the songs are not autobiography but fantasy, it doesn't really matter: this album feels like a conversation you might have when drinking wine with a friend. Issues surface, about relationships, responisbilties and how to 'be yourself', then disappear, inviting you to join the persona's quest for their own identity. The lasting feeling is pleasant in the strongest sense of the word; the sounds are irrepressibly uplifting and enriching. I thoroughly recommend this album, and hope for more great things to come.