Like the man, Boots, behind Beyonce's latest album, there always seems to be someone who is a key figure in writing the hits that help create the hype. In this situation, Ed Thomas is the Boots to Bondax. Ed Thomas is coming forward and gives us his solo debut, "On My Own", and damn, is this a perfect song to start building a solo career on. With the clear 80s influence, Ed takes the listener on a journey that's filled with soaring notes filled with soul driving into some Panama Wedding-like drums that give this song its fighting power. The chorus will get you every time, with its bluesy goodness that you can't help but belt your heart out to. Ed Thomas has got the goods and the talent to make this year his year.