INAUGURAL Aussie Idol Guy Sebastian questioned his relevancy in the lead-up to this album release, his fifth.
But a rousing No.1 single has certainly ended those doubts.
The full-of-fun tune, Like It Like That, exclaims that Seb can write a handy pop tune but his heart is in soul, Memphis style.
Inspired by his previous covers release, Sebastian faithfully updates a classic and much-loved sound.
Tracks like Attention and All To Myself are brassy, bold and begging to be experienced live.
Art Of Love, a duet with American Idol counterpart Jordin Sparks could give Sebastian a US hit and Coming Home is a groove-laden slice of soul that should be released.
Despite the first single being so lively, the album is ballad-drenched with the Prince-esque Fail To Mention and the tender Perfection among the highlights.
IN SHORT: Soul revival