It would take a heart of stone to not fall for a song about childhood friendship turning in to grown up romance. Returnees Cub Sport managed to melt my heart a little bit (but too much too obviously, I have a reputation to uphold!) with their latest single Crush. The quartet have also dropped a Brittney Scott directed video to accompany the track.

If you’re already fans of the band then you’ll be familiar with the song. The soulful vocals shed their inhibitions and reveal their inner sensitivities, but in a confident and at times confiding manner. The track exemplifies the band’s perfect distillation of soul, RNB and downtempo influences into a form so pure you’d expect it to evaporate when it comes into contact with reality. Declarations of love don’t need to be showy to be effective – Crush proves that with ease.

Tim Nelson of Cub Sport told Billboard, “In July 2016 on the final night of a two-month world tour, Bolan (Netterfield) and I finally admitted to each other that we were in love. It was a conversation we’d avoided having for about 8 years as we both struggled to come to terms with our true identities. Crush is about the night that completely changed the course of our lives and the enormous wave of emotions it brought on; happiness, relief, an instant regret for not saying something sooner and guilt that my struggles to embrace my true self had left Bolan hanging in limbo.”

Crush features on the band’s BATS album which is available to stream on Spotify and Deezer as well as to download on all major digital stores. Having just finished the Australia leg of their tour, they’re now embarking on a string of dates in North America and Europe, including two nights at London’s Waiting Room venue in May.