Steady Pace - Matthew E White - Domino
Follow-up to the majestic Americana soul of 'Big Love', Matthew E White rolls out more Beta Band-esque brilliance. Like nectar for the soul, 'Steady Pace' is just about as perfect as pop gets. From the hook and the verse to the bridge and the chorus, it's all about White's unmistakable, seemingly effortless knack for putting everything together in a warm, melodic, uplifting, charming and joyous way.
Hard to ignore and difficult not to love, this is yet another triumph for the US songsmith.