On this his second album Paolo Nutini continues giving us his own unique version of soulful pop. This fun sophomore effort gives us a mix of folk, country, swing, and soul. It is an eccentric CD from a confident musician who is trying to make his own way in the music world.
He did not allow the success of his first album change his focus. On the contrary his second recording does not sound more polished rather it is rawer and grittier. Though he gained much critical acclaim for his first album this is an artist who will never be commercial. Mostly because he is not interested in it. He has the talent, but not the inclination. All of his musical sensibilities seem to spring from a time gone by. Even his croaky voice sounds like an old man's. He is not interested in being a pop star, but rather a singing storyteller.