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Single Review: Tom Jones – ‘Hit Or Miss’

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Sir Tom Jones is preparing for the release of his latest long player Spirit In The Room which is penciled in for a release date of 28th May and as a teaser to the release of the music icons 39th studio record, we are delivered with a superb lead single in the form of the acoustically graceful Hit or Miss.

TomJonesHitOrMissOpening as more of a hillbilly country ditty than something that we have become accustomed to from the booming veteran in years gone by, Hit or Miss is an instantly catchy track for Jones. The track allows Jones to sway through just shy of four minutes of laid back southern inspired instrumentation which allow his vocals, like most of the crooners back catalogue, to hold centre stage showing off his flawless ability to deliver some of music’s most cherished additions with precision and confidence.

It must be a fairly difficult thing for Jones to sound poorly on any single the star releases at this point of his career. Known for so many hits over a career spanning close to half a century we have had a diverse catalogue from the Welsh icon as he has swung from hits like What’s New Pussycat and It’s Not Unusual which both carried more of a Vegas inspired pop feel through some impressive mainstream collaborations in his Reload era and more recently dabbling in gospel, with the release of Jones’ previous successful outing, 2010’s Praise and Blame.

We have had show tunes, gospel, pop, dance and country and the star seems to make all genres sound effortless as he masters them all while maintaining a catalogue that appeals to an audience of all ages, particularly these days as he introduces himself to younger crowds with the help of his role as a judge on The Voice UK and the latest in the line of hit tracks for the star is certainly more hit than miss.