Such an optimistic, insightful songwriter. Many of his songs have endured the 25 years since his debut, "Human's Lib".
His latest album "Ordinary Heroes", is a more acoustic affair compared to the electronic soundscapes featured on his previous albums. But HoJo is planning to return to his synthy roots very shortly.
The limited edition of "Ordinary Heroes" is lavishly packaged. It would make any Pet Shop Boys fan drool. Each of the album's ten tracks are represented by a different, brightly colored 5" X 5" square card with the title embossed on one side and the lyrics on the other. There are a total of 14 cards with the four, additional squares comprising the cover, credits, names of all the fans who purchased the limited edition set, and the one that holds the CD. All of it is held together by a thick, red rubberband. It's a stunner!
Here's the video for "Soon You'll Go", the tender, emotive, first single from the album. It's sure to give you goosebumps and put a little lump in your throat. Better get a box of Kleenex.