Mike Dunn occasionally has moments of musical genius. This moment from 1993 is one of those. Those three electric piano chords play on repeat throughout the record – apart from one brief section towards the end of the song.

But when you take a listen to the subject matter being discussed in the lyrics for this song, you suddenly start to realise Candy J is talking about her experiences of domestic abuse at the hands of a dangerous, manipulative and frankly evil man. I’ve yet to come across another record which tackles the subject so directly as this.

The short breakdown in the middle where things go down to just vocals and those three repetitive chords are just as hypnotising as they are haunting…

By The Editor

Editor-in-chief at Amateur’s House.