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I’ve been hearing this a lot in the mornings, mostly because it’s on heavy rotation on Radio 2.

No, I haven’t forsaken my love affair with 6Music, but they don’t have Popmaster, the finest pop quiz on the airwaves, and until they do I will be switching channels every weekday morning at 10:30 and trying to score more than whichever two contestants have called in that day.

Consequently, I’ve heard this song far more than I would have done elsewhere. It heralds the return of Travis, not a band I’ve ever been particularly fond of. I mean, they make inoffensive, largely acoustic records which are…well, alright, nothing more, nothing less. The kindest thing I can say about them is that they neither make me lunge at the radio to turn them up or off.

But this. This is…just like every other Travis record, if I’m honest.

Except! Except it also features the dulcet tones of one Susanna Hoffs, which just about lifts it out of mundane strummery.

*Sighs* Oh, Susanna.

More soon.