Love songs, strong memories and moody reflections fill Myles' latest, which features some of most expressive singing and concise writing. There's a bit of his usual, impressive musical playfulness, with songs that touch on bluegrass, small combo jazz and '50's country, but the core of the 10-track album looks inward with balladry. Subtle strings adorn several cuts, with Myles' usual cohorts Kyle Cunjak on acoustic and electric bass and guitar whiz Alan Jeffries augmented by percussion pal Joshua Van Tassel.
The production is centered around Myles' voice, smoother and more emotive than ever, and he sounds confident and committed in pure love songs such as "Loving You Comes Naturally." A cocktail hour duet with Toronto's Lydia Persaud on "For The First Time" is both sweet and smouldering, and the catchy, plucky "Kind Of Like It" sees Myles and Jeffries try out a J.J. Cale-styled swamp rocker. With all these elements at play, and Myles sounding so connected to the material, this feels like a new peak for him.