I love Ten Love Songs but I’m a bit unsure about this one on the first couple of listens. Her voice is still magnificent of course but it seems to lack the intensity of TLS especially on the first few songs. It doesn’t start well by rhyming ‘moon’ and ‘June’ in the first couplet and then ‘missing’ and ‘kissing’ in the second song - almost a parody of cliched songwriting that makes me cringe a bit. It sounds a bit MOR at times too, if I’m honest.
The second half is much better - especially the last four songs. Maybe I’ll warm to the earlier songs eventually.