aqualung, in the shape of singer-songwriter Matt Hales, follows the huge success of last years self-titled debut with the October 13th release of a new single Brighter than sunshine.
Taken from his second album Still Life which follows on October 27th this has all the markings of a pop classic with its soaring strings, irresistible melody and sheer immediacy.
Written earlier this year after selling in excess of 200,000 copies worldwide of aqualung and earning himself an Ivor Novello nomination the single is, in Matts words, about as unequivocal a love song as youll find in the world of aqualung.
Amongst the other songs waiting to be discovered on Still Life are Another little hole (It's about the fact that the clock's ticking, I guess. And regardless of whatevers happening, good or bad, there's only so long it's gonna go on for"), Easier to lie (About how hard it is to be good) and the sublime closing ballad Good goodnight.
With Still Life, Matt Hales has propelled himself to the status of one of Britains strongest songwriters. With a big push planned for America, its only a matter of time before Hales is recognized as a major global talent.
Live dates are currently being confirmed and will be announced shortly.