This album is full of songs about being in love and being happy and this is very much relfelected in his music on this album. It starts off with @I'm in love with a girl', which really is a bit of a give away!
It segues into Me & My Love, an adaptation of the Freddie Scott soul classic You Got What I Need. It's a beautiful piece of laid back pop. You can just picture David Kitt smiling his head off while writing and then singing this song. He is pretty obviously happy. Got What I Need is the sort of song that so succinctly captures that joyous, magic feeling that a chance encounter on the radio could literally make your day a happy one.
I think you need to be in the right mood to listen to this - do not under any circumstances listen to this if you have just broken up with someone (break out The Holy Bible by the Manics or a bit of Radiohead) - Square One is not an album for everybody: It contains none of the pop-art posturing or instant catchy singles of a Franz Ferdinand or Strokes and some may find the fact it's essentially one long love letter a bit grating.
Take any single song in isolation - the snare-ticking, airy-chorused 'Your Smiling Face', or 'House With Trains', whose homely wisdom and vocal line suggest Lambchop's Kurt Wagner minus the cynicism - and you couldn't ask, frankly, for a lovelier winter warmer.
The highlight of this album for me is Saturdays, a brilliant heart wrenching ballad, that makes you want to be in love and to be lounging around doing nothing special with that someone special.
But like I said, you really have to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate this and I can totally see how it could possibly grate on you. But for me, it is a good album and one I do love to spend those sunny summer afternoons listening to with my love!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 I'm In Love With A Girl
2 Me & My Love
4 Long Long Stares
5 The Black Box Waltz
6 Your Smiling Face
7 House With Trains
8 Faster & Faster
9 Dance With You
10 Me & My Love (Reprise)
11 Sweet Summer Morning
13 Hold Me Close