Forever Endeavour by Ron Sexsmith

There are few songwriters who leave one scrambling for superlatives, and Canadian troubadour Ronald Eldon Sexsmith is one such musician. Here is a man who apparently dreams up a couple of genius melodies before most of us have had our morning coffee, a man whose melodic gifts see him regularly compared to such greats as McCartney and Simon (indeed these are just two of his many famous fans who know their way around a tune). He’s that good.

Forever Endeavour is his twelfth album and it’s every bit as good as anything he’s done, which is to say it’s very fine indeed.

Declan Murphy is the music buyer at Readings St Kilda