This is music in the not-so-big genre "Swedish soul". Simmonds is most known for the song "Tears never dry" from 1997. Excellent song btw. He's done a couple of albums since then but they have (imo) been weak and lacking in the song writing. They contained mostly soul clichés and wailing with no obvious purpose.
Now, I think the production and writing is a lot better. Track 8, "Louder", is alright. Not bad at all as an album.