It was one of the big summer 2019 tunes – The RICK CLARKE AND DON E collaboration, ‘Friends’. In various mixes it was (rightly) everywhere but most plumped for the lovely Lou Rawls’ ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’ sampled original.

The good news Is that Rick and Don are back with a new winner which makes the logical leap from ‘Friends’ to ‘Family’. Their new ‘Family’ cut is sweet and lovely; uncomplicated and catchy, it’s just what these storm-ridden times need – a generous dose of optimism. My old ears aren’t what they used to be but I’d swear that the duo have pinched a sample from George Jinda’s instrumental version of ‘Just My Imagination’ – no bad thing!

Rick Clarke ft Don E – Family – released 21st Feb