I have to admit I was a big fan of the Verve, their split kind of coincided with the death of the Brit Pop surge. A sad time. In being a Verve fan I thought I would take to Ashcrofts solo work, but I have to say I never have. He has released some OK songs, but Ive always felt he isnt conveying the emotions hes feeling like he did so well with The Verve, as bleek as they may be. But with this song comes a breath of fresh air. What a moving classic hes created!! It really is like a step back in time, not always regarded as a good thing, lets push things forward an all that. But I say stick to what works if a song is a classic then a song is a classic. Slightly more up beat than usual, but by no means is this a joyful song, hopeful maybe, a classic yes.