Dan Croll is a powerful songwriter.
His work manages to be emotive without ever straying into the maudlin, fusing disparate elements - a little folk, a little electro-pop, say - into a seamless whole.
Set to release a new Ben Allen-produced album later this year, Dan Croll has been teasing fans with new material.
'Away From Today' is a work of real maturity, the lyrical touch seeming to twist in and out while obeying that keening, infectious melody.
Clash has obtained a stripped down live session version of the song, recorded just a short while ago.
The arrangement is cut back to the core, with Dan Croll strumming a 12 string guitar while his voice flips and leaps over each word.
Stunningly creative, you can tune in now.
Catch Dan Croll at the following shows:
12 Glasgow Stereo
13 Leeds The Wardrobe
14 Manchester Sound Control
16 London Heaven
17 Birmingham Mama Roux’s
18 Bristol Thekla