shares an acoustic video of his new single
‘Sublime….noisy synths clashing with glacial songwriting. The sighing vocals are matched against brutalist electronics, akin to LCD Soundsystem with some Beach House mixed in.’ Clash
August is the solo project of London indie pop artist Steve Hughes who has now shared an acoustic video version of his new single ‘Chemical’.
‘Chemical’ is an epic yet delicate song about rekindling a love growing cold and takes inspiration from the word ‘passion’ originally meaning ‘willing to suffer’. Hughes explains, “To truly love is to walk through both joy and suffering, this song is about trying to handle both of these opposing forces.”
You can watch the new acoustic video for ‘Chemical’
With each release so far, August has unveiled a gift for anthemic songwriting in the shape of previous single’s ‘Sword and ‘Ghosts’, which both received radio support from Radio 1’s BBC Introducing with ‘Ghost’’s even featuring on Match of the Day!
The inspiration behind the moniker, August came from an old song Hughes wrote previously with the same name that he always liked, and it was also the month he started working on this new project. August has recently appeared live supporting Meadowlark & Frida Sundemo and have previously supported 21 Pilots. There will be more live shows happening later this year.