This first solo album from the former member of "The Libertines" (with Pete Doherty the drug addict) and his own success "Pretty Dirty Things", gives people a new understanding of his music world. Carl new work shows his truth side of love and joy with a totally different music style away from his indie-punk rock based in his previous work.
His collaboration with Neil Hannon (the soul of The Divine Comedy) and Andrew Wyatt (key man in Miike Snow) gives his new work a sense of soul and joy. Single "Run With The Boys" is surrounded by a catchy brass line feels like Morrissey singing The Style Council. The joyful one "She Is Something" guides you back to the precious moments with your love ones. "So Long My Lover" is a beautiful uplifting song about the end of a relationship. The lost of love reaches the highest point in the end of the album (track 12) "Irony Of Love". The sadness of losing a girl and the sense of powerless to do anything in getting her back send everyone into the pool of tears.