Love is not light and fluffy for singer Richard Thompson
Instead of beating hearts, flowers and sunny days, you get bitter break-ups, painful goodbyes, spite and the long walk home.
Thompson's new album Electric won't disappoint those who have become accustomed to such poetic melancholia.
The album also come across slightly differently in that it highlights Thompson's guitar playing, in places providing a slightly heavier, rockier tone than some of his previous work.
Jeremy Gaunt, Reuters