A Change Is Gonna Come?

Dickson's no Sam Cooke but this still works...

Sean Dickson, prolific owner of multiple pop pseudonyms and former Soup Dragon, bathes in celestial redemption in this waltz-time sparkle of synthetic heavenly choirs, quavering vocals and second-hand soulman phrases:

“A change is gonna come, everything’s going to be alright”. Dickson’s no Sam Cooke but this still works, in a Bobby Gillespie kinda way, held together by sincere intent more than polished technique. There’s a warped tech-stomp mix too, which pretty resoundingly ruins the original tune but carts it off towards psychedelic new terrain. Not wholly successful, then, but commendably ambitious.

Stephen Dalton