Ian Prowse Here I Lie

Ian Prowse Here I Lie

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Here I Lie is a fantastic listen. The songs are magnificently melodic, and precise production from ex-Blow Monkeys drummer Tony Kiley brings out colour and nuance not heard in Prowse's recordings in a while. Opener Joseph rocks and swings (quite the trick, that) like something from a modern-day E Street Band record; American Wake tells its ancient tale on a bed of widescreen Americana; All the Royal Houses is perfect protest pop with snap, crackle and bite ('Move the homeless / For flag wavers').

The lyrics hint at a preoccupation with the past and present – 'Days when I don't see you', 'My hearing and my sight' – but lean in closer and you'll hear an album brimful of wide open songs about freedom, hope and optimism for the future. Stand-out tunes 10 Second Journey and the heartbreaking title track sound like long-lost takes from R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People, and it's that classic album's themes and atmospheres that Here I Lie shares a space with. You can pay a record no finer compliment than that.