While Catching Tales is a little less organic sounding than Twentysomething it mines similar territory and in some ways eclipses it. With Tales, Cullum has become an excellent balladeer as well as an original songwriter. There's a terrific cover of the Doves' "Catch The Sun," and a trippy, slow burning version of "I Only Had Eyes." But Tales finds Cullum really stepping up on the original songs including the "swing-soul" of "Nothing I Do," "London Skies," the fusion- influenced "Mind Trick," and the very Billy Joel-esque "7 Days To Change Your Life."
Written by Bruce Warren