In the world of indie/folk/rock etc. a lot of bands are chasing simple structures and usual sounds. After a couple listens you can start singing along to Hard Love with ease, but it's not like that the first few listens though, and for me, that's refreshing. Really great washes of sound throughout the record that challenge without putting you off. Honest sounding on the musical and lyrical front. Good album. Curious to listen to his back catalogue.