The war for your R&B tinged ears is currently being waged by UK artists such as Sam Smith & now Daley. Even though we’ve been digging the future-pop sounds of his, he just released his debut album Days & Nights yesterday and his airy, lovelorn new single “Be” probably one of the standout selections. Discussing the reunion of he and a former lover, the UK singer pulls off reassuring lines over heavy guitars usually attributed to the likes of Prince or even The Weeknd. Stream the lyric video for “Be” above and grab Days & Nights here.

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