As an album it sits in an interesting musical place, blending elements of cool jazz, fusion, soul and west-coast pop, resulting in a sound which is both musically elegant and lyrically eloquent.
The Title track, as they tend to be, is a brilliant calling card for the mood of the albumYet, for all its smooth edges it is an album which is far too spirited for merely cocktail hour yet not rough enough for those looking for something with a more daredevil vibe.
The Title track, as they tend to be, is a brilliant calling card for the mood of the album, capturing neatly its pop fizz, cool grooves, jazz leanings and inherent soulfulness but there is also room for smooth balladry with the eminently laid-back Perfect Imperfection.
Another standout is Wouldn’t It be Kinder sitting as it does between the parameters set by the aforementioned tracks, built with both pop-rock muscles but done so with understated elegance.
The best of both worlds perhaps, relaxing, soothing and smooth but too clever and detailed to become mere mood music, but robust, wonderfully deep and intricate without resorting the rough and bombastic. Just a fantastic collection of musicians executing music which has been perfectly conceived. You can’t really fault that.