'Easy To Love' signals the return of British-Jamaican lovers rock veteran Maxi Priest. After a hiatus of nearly a decade, the man behind world hits like 'Close To You' or 'Wild World' is finally back with this varied album. For 'Easy To Love' Maxi headed to the Mixing Lab Studio in Kingston, where he collaborated with big guns like Sly & Robbie, Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Steven 'Lenky' Marsden, Winston 'Bopee' Bowen and Clive Hunt. The track list contains nine new songs and two covers: 'Gravity', a beautiful lovers rock adaptation of the 2006 singer-songwriter song by John Mayer, and 'If I Gave My Heart To You', a cover of the eponymous song of another British-Jamaican lovers rock legend, John McLean, equaling the original. 'Easy To Love' also features a number of duets: 'Bubble My Way' featuring Assassin over Dennis Brown's Sitting And Watching riddim and 'Without A Woman', a ballad with Beres Hammond, are beyond reproach, but classic Maxi Priest is 'Your Love To Me' featuring DeLaRose, a singer we hadn't heard of before. Some will probably find the music on 'Easy To Love' just a tad too corny or commercial ('I Could Be The One' is pure r&b and 'Hearts Acros The World' is overflowing with pathos), but for lovers rock amateurs and fans of Maxi Priest, this is a more than excellent comeback release.