The Mercury prize nominated musician returns with an infectious horn-laden anthem, taken from his forthcoming seventh solo album.

‘Furnaces’ is a dark melodic track, that presents itself as a different sound for the singer-songwriter.

The song, which is taken from his new album and shares the same title, is his first release on a major record label – Polydor. Hopefully, with this new backing, the music will be catapulted into the mainstream, making enough of an impact for people to sit up and take notice.

It’s distinct, fresh and exceedingly catchy, despite the dark political edged lyrics. Ed, I salute you.

9/10 fingers from us