In particular, the restless, looming breakup and neo-surf chords of "She's Not You" and the please-come-back acoustic folk of "Say You Don't Love Me" could pass for outtakes from Isaak's classic Forever Blue. One could do worse than earn such a comparison, however, and Novick's in no sense a copyist.
From the gentle country rock of "Austin Nights" to the '50s-styled pop balladry of "Tomorrow" to the subtle rockabilly-inflected "You Might Be The One," Novick and his band (instrumentation includes organ, fiddle and pedal steel) deliver the palate-pleasing goods.
Sometimes the taste might sting a tad; the latter-mentioned tune is a biting kiss-off to "the only one / Who ever crucified me." But it all goes down just fine.