Steve Young - Looks Like You
It seems far too long since we last caught up with Steve Young however he is most definitely back back back with a storming little gem of a single - "Looks Like You". It has a delightfully raw guitar sound making Steve sound like a latter day Wilko Johnson.
It opens to just that guitar sound a little percussion and nothing else. Steve opens with a bluesy pop vocal
"I tried to hold on, find the girl that fits just fine
I caught you cold just to have something that's mine
I have these dreams they seemed so damned real
l fall asleep and start rolling down the hill"
The chorus is pure pop. impossible to resist it bring a smile each time you hear it.
"I been round the world a few times its smaller than my mind
I been living everyone's dreams and they've been living mine
I've had every feeling there is, ain't nothing left to do
Today I woke to something brand new, good Lord it looks like you"
There's a neat set of lines in the second verse
"I broke the mirror - asking why it should be so mean
But on reflection seven years seems pretty sweet"
The arrival of an organ sound adds to the overall sound yet it retains a cheeky charm
Steve has doubts about how long things will last but is enjoying it while it lasts
"Maybe you won't be there tomorrow - I'll probably mess it up now anyway
Still I'm gonna to beg steal or borrow - to keep you by my side one more day"
As a single it's punchy, pithy and we like it a lot