Paolo Nutini is a fourth-generation Italian from Scotland. He's a singer-songwriter, but dislikes being lumped together with the likes of Jameses Morrison and Blunt. His debut album These Streets garnered critical acclaim and popularity in Britain which could have tempted Nutini to stick to the same formula. But his second effort, Sunny Side Up, is a far cry from earlier material. Taking aspects of folk and pop and combining them with reggae and soul, he creates a new musical identity. First single Candy is a love song which weaves acoustic guitars with poetic lyrics. But it does nothing to set a tone, as other songs take influences from a wide range of genres: from early 20th century crooners, to the soulful reggae beats of Bob Marley, and traditional folksongs of Nutini's homeland. This stylistic variation may not be everyone's cup of tea, but open-minded listeners will find that the combinations meld well and demonstrate Nutini's desire and ability to mix and match. Nutini sheds the label of alternative pop/rock with ease, switching often between singing styles, showing his versatility as a musician. Sunny Side Up is no sophomore slump; in fact it goes beyond his debut album, breaking down barriers and expectations. Definitely a talent to keep an eye on.