We’ve always loved Powers, but we’ve never rooted for them more than we have this month. Crista Ru – one half of the duo – very bravely and openly discussed her cancer diagnosis recently, leaving us to wonder whether they would indeed continue as a band. But they’re here, still fighting, the prognosis seems positive, and Just Kids is a reminder of why they’re so damn good at what they do. Crista’s voice in particular floats over the gorgeous melodic chorus, all breathy as Mike Del Rio’s fingerclick production acts like the perfect foil. We’re glad the outlook is rosy, because we’re bloody lucky to have these magical Powers.