A palpable and unbreakable bond draws two former lovers together. Through dancefloors and dark lights, the visceral connection that still exists between the pair is manacled by the knowledge that one is in a new relationship.
Akin to a hybrid of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ and a Drake/Rihanna collaboration, this self-composed unforgettable R&B/Pop earworm sees Paul draped in drink-in-hand, heart-on-sleeve, pop realness which is as exciting as it is daring for a male solo artist in this current climate.
Sexual frustration seethes through the sensual verses which barter with his former beau for a good reason not to start again. A 4-to-the-floor, hands-in-the-air, tears on the dancefloor style stomping chorus laments the chaste love to anthemic proportions.
This is the follow up to the Graham Norton premiered ‘Paper Cups’ which Gay Times called ‘Refreshingly Honest’, and debut ‘Jesus Is A Preston Boy’ which Attitude magazine called ‘A striking first impression…profound’. ‘Never Gonna Leave Him’ is a continuation of the LGBT love story first mentioned in his debut.
‘I saw the first guy I’d ever loved across the dancefloor for the first time since we’d parted ways. Even in the darkness of a club, filled with seemingly thousands of people, we locked eyes, instinctively; the connection never falters. We caught up and the attraction was still powerful. But he was with somebody new and the song wrestles with the internal conflict created, which I’m sure others can relate to.’
This tour-de-force cements Paul’s place as an artist and songwriter to be reckoned with who will not shy away from lacerating his music, lyrics and videos with pride.