The second single from his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Lier, this latest track from Margate based James Mathé aka Barbarossa is a slick, soulful affair. Having moved from his birthplace of London, and become a father since the release of his 2015 album, Imager, there's no doubt plenty of stories to be told on Lier.
Thickening Air feels like a homage to truly classic songwriters, with its vibrant melodies and focus on the uplifting chorus. It's songwriting at its most bewitching and downright addictive, and one of this years finest singles thus far.
Lier is released 30 March via Memphis Industries. Check out Thickening Air below, alongside upcoming tour dates after the jump.
16/03 Paradis Artificiels Festival, Lille FR 01/04 Tom Thumb, Margate UK 05/04 Het Depot, Leuven BE 07/04 Sonic, Lyon FR 10/04 Chapelle Chavagne, Saintes FR 11/04 iBoat, Bordeaux FR 14/04 Pop Up Du Label, Paris FR 15/04 Jokers Pub, Angers FR 17/04 The Hope, Brighton UK 18/04 Hy Brasil, Bristol UK 19/04 The Islington, London UK 06/05 Sounds from the Other City, Manchester UK