With its swaying, sun-drenched Gospel, "Numb" could easily soundtrack the end credits of a boy-loses-girl coming of age flick, set somewhere in the upper midwest, perhaps.

Opening with a piano and humming Gospel chant, Jury wears his Iowa origins proudly on his sleeve in this forlorn number - straightforward in its approach but engrossing as it builds to a cadence. Jury's fragile, effortless voice doesn't so much carry the song as offer sweet and simple melodic flourishes to its hazy, swaggering backing.

Max Jury's eponymous debut album is due for release on 3 June, with "Numb" released on 25 March. He embarks on a European tour in May.