A man singing about how he's alone again in a bog standard ballad - how many times must we endure this? West Of 71 by Nottinghamshire moody rock trio Tennason may have been produced by Ian Grimble (Travis, Manics, Beth Orton etc) but this is no indicator of talent. The track is either riddled with horrid cliches such as "we used to laugh until we cried" or toe-curling sentiments like "I feel like I'm Jesus' son".
The song, taken from the forthcoming album When Heaven's Down (out 12 July), is swathed in echoey laments of living like "a suitcase man" and "being alone again" while melancholy violins screech behind an easy-listening beat.
Even though the song is melodic it is also just plain bland, with the power chorus as dated as a Def Leppard slow dance tune. The only redeeming feature is singer Rob Mason's haunting and rich vocals, which are wasted in this pap-ridden mediocre love song.