I like that Neil is doing quite different projects. I'm probably in the minority, in that I really liked Pajama Club (except for "From a Friend " which did nothing for me). I wasn't a fan of Intriguer (but love the reissue bonus disc from it). I didn't love Dizzy Heights but appreciated that Neil was doing something a bit different with that album, and there was nothing on it I disliked.
I doubt that Out of Silence is going to be a big favourite mine (although I will reserve judgement until it is released). It is just that I'm more a fan of pure guitar driven pop (that Neil was/is a master of), as opposed to this sort of arrangement (it is a bit reminiscent to Bic Runga's Birds album where Neil was on piano and there were strings and a similar type of choir). That said I am still delighted it is coming out and the way that Neil has chosen to share it via webcasts. I am also hoping that Neil's album with Liam will kind of be the opposite to Out of Silence and it will be great to have two very different Neil albums out in a short space of time.
However... I must admit to really disliking More Than One of You. For me, the chorus is just awful. It may be an irrational dislike though caused by the lyrics. The song sounds like a sequel to an infamous poem written by a NZ wannabe politician millionaire called Colin Craig who created his own Conservative Party (creatively named The Conservative Party). He campaigned on a moral platform and ended up with his press secretary accusing him of sexual harassment (he was married). A poem that he wrote to his press secretary got released into the public arena. It was called "Two of Me" and consisted of:
"There is only one of me, it's true
But I wish this were not the case, because I wish I could have you
If instead one man I was two
That would be one for all the others and one of me for you."
I simply can't listen to More Than One of You without thinking of this poem and Colin Craig. ... It makes me shudder!!