Two years on from his Top 10 debut with Lonely Are the Brave, Maverick Sabre re-emerges with the opening single from his upcoming second album.

The Hackney-born Irish artist glides fluidly between delivering smooth, soulful vocals and melodic rhymes on new song “Breathe,” weaving reflective lyrics on leaving love through a dark, slowly-building instrumental while drawing from a cocktail of Soul, Hip-Hop and Gospel influences.

Directed by Johny Mourgue, the accompanying video cuts between brooding performance shots and a dramatic storyline starring Chris Coghill and Gemma Chan. Watch above and stay tuned for further appetisers from Maverick‘s second album, expected for release later this year through Virgin/EMI.