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  • Writer's pictureCHRIS FARLIE

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




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