He's been gone for exactly 23 months. Now, the great man, John Power is back.
To date this is the sixth studio album John Power has recorded and after his last, 'Beetroot' (Cast), you had to wonder which way his music would turn.
'Happening for Love' sees Power at his best, the format is mellow and acoustic, as we see John's scouse chirp dissolve into a soft rhythm. It is obvious that his lyric writing has changed little, he was always the spiritual Indie frontman, and this album sees his beliefs blossom once more.
From the album the outstanding tracks are 'Happening for Love', a Dylan-esque anti-war song, and 'Island', a song where the vista and message shine through with a picturesque harmony - beauty akin to no other.
The album evokes images vividly, and although it is a disappointment to lose the chirp and energy of Power's voice one can see how it wouldn't fit with an album of such mellow splendor.