Staples is primarily known as the founding member of The Tindersticks. On his new solo album, Stuart brings forth melancholy and romanticism with an organic sensibility. "There's a gorgeous hesitation in Stuart Staples' voice - a sad hiccup that puts a crimp in his croon. Think Johnny Mathis meets Leonard Cohen" - NY Daily News. "Staples' quivering baritone conveys a sense of shellshock - one that he applies to both the darkness and the dawn, the ghosts of lovers yet to come" - Variety.