Paolo Nutini - Last Request

Paolo is 19, but has a rich, soulful voice that makes him sound far older. For this, his second single after free download These Streets, he has released a song with a very adult orientated sound, veering close to the background music for the clink of glasses and the rattle of knives and forks at a dinner party. This song has hints of Finley Quayle, and dare I say it, the slight odour of The Lighthouse Family to it - it has a very middle aged sound that you know Radio 2 will go mad for.

Last Request is not quite as good a song as These Streets, but it does have a certain charm to it, with intelligent lyrics telling of turbulent relationships and broken love. Its not bad, but hopefully the album will be slightly less AOR than this.



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