There’s a warmth & joy to the sound, always musically full & crisp; every track has something melodically effective that stays with you for quite some time.
The concept stands out & the melody sinks in very quickly. It’s a gorgeous release, a welcome addition to the uplifting joy of a wonderful time of year.
The song is the sort that begins to transform as you listen, it starts to belong to each individual witnessing it, and that’s a wonderful thing.
There’s a definite indie edge that really works in its favour. Grant Smith’s leading voice & lyricism make for something incredibly soulful & fresh.
The connection between singer & song starts to come second to the one between the listener & the song, and that’s a powerful thing & a wonderful gift.
An unpredictable fusion of tracks, but it works beautifully. The concept is exciting, all at once familiar & fresh – recognisable yet new.
Phil Whiteley has a certain way with songwriting that is both widely accessible & distinctly unique. This new album was well worth the wait.
Underlines a certain unity between everything involved, hopeful warmth & an emotional sense of concern arrive in hypnotic harmony with one another.
Genuinely a powerful & pretty special collection. Brilliant songwriting, stunning compositions & flawless musical performances to back it all up.
A bold & unapologetically open song that presents a certain truth in a notably real way. You can hear the connection between singer & subject matter.
Balances a carefree sense of character with considerate awareness of context. It sounds great because you know it well & because you hardly know it at all.
Takes full advantage of every second. Considers his audience, the fact that attention is fleeting & that to hold on to a new listener is no easy feat.