Badly Drawn Boy Damon Gough has, in the last two years, finally been garnering the success he deserves. He's won the Mercury prize for his debut album The Hour of the Bewilderbeast, which has sold truckloads of copies, played the Royal Albert Hall and even had Joan Collins to himself in one of his videos.
So where next for the world's most famous teacosy wearer? Soundtrack land, to be precise. Nick Hornby's book About A Boy has been filmed with Hugh Grant, Toni Colette and Rachel Weisz and Damon was prevailed upon to write the soundtrack album, which he has duly done.
Silent Sigh is a little piece of it. Based on a warm, major-chord piano part and a shambling rhythm track, the bass part sounds like something you'd get from Ashford & Simpson more than a tatty-looking bloke from Manchester. The tune relies too much on acrobatic vocals, never really Damon's thing, and repeats itself before ever going anywhere. But it is warm-hearted and friendly on the ears - and he is good at such things.