Poor Lee Ryan - after years of being cocooned in the safe environs of harmony singing and synchronised dancing, he now finds himself trying to "do a Robbie" and become a well respected, serious artist. It's a much trodden path, but can the man who begged us to think about the elephants while the Twin Towers were crashing down pull it off?
His previous single, Army Of Lovers, managed to go top three without even possessing a chorus, so he's obviously got the fan base. Turn The Car Around is a more upbeat proposition, a catchy, slightly country-ish number with lyrics appearing to beseech Lee's lover to come back to home ("We've all heard Tammy sing to the girls 'stand by your man'/Like I know you can" runs one, rather cringe-worthy, line). He even rhymes "gas" with "ass", which is so endearingly crap you can't help but warm to him.
Yet ultimately, it's a forgettable bit of fluff - there's none of Robbie Williams' arch-irony or Will Young's genuine pop suss. Ryan's voice is decent enough, but Turn Your Car Around just floats by inoffensively - which isn't really good enough if you're serious about establishing yourself as a solo artist.