Earlier this year, UK soul hero PAUL JOHNSON made a welcome comeback with the lovely ‘Better Than This’. The tune brought him back to the scene after a rewarding spell working with disadvantaged students in an inner city further education college. ‘Better Than This’ quickly re-established Paul’s credentials and through summer the cut was a modern soul scene mainstay.

Now at year end, Paul follows up with a new single – the more up-tempo and insistent ‘The Road’. Maybe not as immediate as ‘Better Than This’, ‘The Road’ is a definite grower but as ever with Mr J the killer is the man’s very distinctive voice – subtle and teasing, it’s one of the most truly soulful voices these islands have ever produced.

‘The Road’ is available for download now and there are some special mixes on the way soon.