Single I Feenstra & Simpson – Prospect Of Love


“Prospect of Love” is the kind of snappy, harmony heavy pop-song with a biting Wilko Johnson guitar attack that has marked the pop-rock duo of guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and vocalist John Simpson and songwriter Pete Feenstra as channelling the melodic sensibility of the likes of Squeeze, Travelling Wilburys, Tom Petty, Gerry Rafferty and The Beatles.

Conceptually speaking; ‘Prospect of Love’ had some twists and turns before it was fully realised as John Simpson explains: “When Pete first sent me the lyrics he told me he heard it as an Andy Williams tune.

As sometimes happens, I sit down with the guitar and musically the song takes off in a direction all of its own. I’m afraid the crooner fell by the wayside. So “Moon River” it is not, but it’s got more chords than you can shake a stick at, and hopefully it should be pleasant on the ear for pop and rock fans. “

For Pete, the song came about very quickly: “Some songs take ages, while others seem to present themselves.

I was in a departure lounge prior for a short haul flight back to Gatwick, and I had a melody in my head and the song title, and yes, I initially thought of it as an Andy Williams conversational love song.

The lyrics flowed as fast as the chronology of the narrative, so much so that when I got to the passport control I was completely absorbed with nailing the last line.

As always John came up with the punchy guitar parts and the resonant oooh’s and aahs.”

The song is supported by the latest visual interpretation by the innovative Stuart Ridgard, who cleverly evokes lyrical meaning, while the finale makes a musical connection between John Simpson and his hero, the late Wilko Johnson whose guitar he plays on the outro.


Feenstra & Simpson - Prospect Of Love