You gotta love New Music Tuesday. Today has been rife with top notch tracks, but RAINES is breaking away pack with his debut track, ‘Ghosts,’ a rather stunning debut from a brand new artist.

A sparse arrangement decorated by beautiful keys, RAINES (Mike Nelson) immediately wows with his spellbinding vocal. Boasting a tone that fits somewhere in the space between Hozier, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver, RAINES manages to make ‘Ghosts’ sound equal parts triumphant and heatbreaking, haunting and hopeful.

Speaking on the track, the Liverpool artist states that it’s origins are:

About love and loss, but also the idea that these feelings don’t stop just because a relationship does.

The next steps for RAINES are not clear just yet, but what is clear is this guy is astonishingly talented.

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