So I’ll cherish the simple things
The easy took for granted things….
It’s the simple things that mean the most to me.
From “Simple Things” by Paolo Nutini
Paolo Nutini wins the Slow Life award for Album of the Year 2009. His second album, Sunny Side Up, has been in the charts continuously since it was released 28 weeks ago and was still at number 15 in Christmas week. This relaxed, joyful, laid back set of songs has done so well not because of any massive hype but simply on merit, being recommended by word of mouth until it reached an unstoppable momentum, much as David Gray did with White Ladder. When I was in Tokyo last year promoting the Heroes of She I saw Paolo Nutini play live on a beach in Tokyo to an audience of not much more than 200. As the accompanying photo shows, some of the audience (who were no doubt waiting for one of the acts coming on later) were perhaps taking the Slow Life too literally. They missed a brilliant set.
“Some people want to speed it up
In fact I want to slow it down”
Paolo Nutini 10/10