Sunday, September 17, 2006

Who Am I To Tell You...

The gay British Pop Idol winner has made it again and I love it. This third single from his latest album Keep On is one of that excellent pop record's syrupy R&B-lite love ballads. Musically it starts simply, showcasing Will's voice, and builds inexorably to a lighters-aloft chorus replete with strings.

Lyrically though it's weepily intriguing. An intelligent examination of a relationship's end laced with regret, in it Will tells his ex (presumably boyfriend) that number one comes first. "I always found a reason why I never put you first," he laments. "Who am I to tell you that I would never let you down? That no-one else could love you half as much as I do now. And who am I to tell you I'll always catch you when you fall? Well I, I wouldn't be myself at all." This declaration of single mindedness must come like a hammer blow to whoever it was written about. Pity the poor boy even Will's smile surely wouldn't console him.

Click the CD icon to enjoy the song!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A terrific song from an equally terrific talent. You've introduced and intrigued me enough to go buy the album. Thanks!