I am happy again. Richard Ashcroft, one of the most solid songwriters of all time, has a new album out. These People is a beautiful, lush, tremendously performed and sung album. Ashcroft is one of the most important and under-appreciated singer/songwriter in BritPop history. Everyone remembers “Bittersweet Symphony”. Well, the song, “These People”, is even more beautiful and lush with the same message: People do not change, even if they try. I LOVE Ashcroft. Hopefully, this time the world will realize his great talent and songwriting/performing abilities.