Release Date: 9th November 2018
Mancunian singer-songwriter Paul Usher may be considered a tad controversial for calling his latest single ‘Jesus Is a Preston Boy’ but only if you consider Preston to be a less than holy place. Usher’s vocals have an 80s pop vibe about them but with entirely modern R’n’B soundtrack beneath them as he sings about Jesus being a saviour from within the Manchester ring-road. If this came on Heart FM while you were stuck in traffic during persistent British rain you wouldn’t think anything was out of the ordinary until you caught the words “Jesus is a northern boy” and then you might turn the volume up to see what’s going on. Worth a listen at the very least.