So the anticipation is over. Just before 8 pm, I tuned into Annie Mac's Radio One show to hear 'All For One' the first new music by Manchester band The Stone Roses since their underappreciated album 'Second Coming' released in 1994.
I have to say as soon as I heard Ian Brown repeat "All for one and one for all, let's join hands and make a wall", I felt massively disappointed and underwhelmed. While the lyrics are lazy and simple, after repeated listens 'All for One' sounds catchy and anthemic and John Squires's dirty extended guitar riff really gets under the skin.
It's obviously been written as an anthem with the forthcoming summer shows in mind and is tailored to make fans sing along to while holding their beers aloft with their arms around each other. It's still good to have the Stone Roses back making new music. I just hope there is an album to come with deeper lyrics. Overall not bad.
Listen to 'All For One' BELOW: