Passionate melancholy and intense emotion bound with catchy melodies and twinkly pop

Despite what its name may suggest, 'One Long Song' is actually a collection of six little ones that provide a taster of Jont's beautifully melancholic folk pop. The mini album tracks the singer's journey from London to New York in search of a new manager and a lost love in a series of intense and emotional songs, charting everything from birth to death, and break-ups to epiphanies.

'You Can Be The Stars' begins with spacey atmospherics, before shifting to a bobbing rhythm, laid back drumbeats, fragile piano and intensely passionate vocals, combining inspiring, up-tempo sentiments with an intoxicating melody. 'We Are The Grapefruit' is similarly upbeat, showcasing the singer's intensely warm voice that aches with a longing for something just out of reach. Pounding drums keep the song rolling along as it grows to almost anthemic heights with its catchy melody and refreshingly intelligent lyrics.

'Can't Turn The Sea Off' continues in the same vein, but incorporates a more driving rhythm and funky hand-clapped beats, and vocals that range from sunshiny pop to fiercely passionate yearning. Meanwhile, 'Caught in the Rain' and 'Simple World' are both deceptively simple in their stripped down style, with delicate piano and gently picked acoustic guitar respectively. In contrast to the warm, spangly pop of 'You Can Be The Stars', these tracks embrace the lonelier, more melancholy aspects of experience, and accentuate the passion and longing more explicitly than in some of the more up-tempo tracks.

Finally, taken from the original soundtrack of 'The Wedding Crashers', the touching 'Sweetheart' provides a perfect example of pretty pop. An almost magical love song that is sure to appeal to romantics everywhere and, fingers-crossed, could be the track about to save us from the irritating whining of James Blunt.

Passionate melancholy and intense emotional experiences all beautifully bound together by catchy melodies and twinkly folk pop sensibilities; it can only be a matter of time before the media catch hold of Jont's extremely radio-friendly sound.