There’s always something in my mind that I should have done
Some albums have tracks that don’t really make much of an effort to stand up screaming and aren’t the ones people remember when reminiscing about the album but which still make an enjoyable effort to appeal to the listener and thus do not get billed into the filler bin. Romeo is one of those songs. It’s more or less a bog-standard solo James song, albeit one with a slightly emphasised role with the keyboards due to its organ-tap driven verses, but the choruses break out to the same tune that becomes undoubtedly familiar with everyone who familiarises himself with the album and the tracks that belong to its respective era.
This originally almost caused this text to have a slightly more give-or-take feel but the mandatory repeated listenings of the song before writing of the entry came to proof that it’s still a fairly good track despite its slightly underwhelming nature on record. Perhaps it’s simply because it’s surrounded by several far stronger tracks on the 11-song album and as a result in such company it comes off as a bit of a pit stop before the journey properly continues. Outside the album context, when treating Romeo as its own individual moment, you come to the obvious realisation that a standard Bradders song still carries all the standard tricks that make The Great Western a highly enjoyable listen and thus you can’t really dismiss it.
Somewhat of an underdog but enjoyable nonetheless.