Starsailor split the population into two camps regarding James Walsh's voice - there are those who find it soaring, expressive and uplifting and those who hear more of a reedy, morbid caterwaul.
Well, both are true depending on which song you listen to. I must say I did rather enjoy the 'Sailor's last single Silence is Easy, which, thanks to its pounding drums and trademark Phil Spector production, was the most gutsy and proper pop record I've heard them do yet.
However, my hopes of a new, perkier Starsailor have been dampened somewhat by this follow-up. Part of the trouble is the lyrical content which consists of vague clichés seeming to fill space rather than actually mean anything ("When summer comes, light up my life/the snow will melt away" etc). I suspect they can do a lot better than this mid-tempo ballad aimed at filling the shelf space once occupied by The Verve's Urban Hymns. It makes for very easy listening and will inspire everyone to get their lighters in the air at gigs, but quite frankly, it bored me rigid.