- Photo credit: Sanna Lindberg

Combine the futuristic noir of Vangelis, the otherworldliness of Mazzy Star and the pop knowingness of A-Ha and you’d be some way to fathoming the sound of Stockholm’s Azure Blue and his epic return with single ‘The Road I Know’.

A six-minute long cacophony of vintage synthesizers battling for attention over a bed of whiplash electronic drums, all toned down by Tobias Isaksson’s romantic, softly delivered vocals. By the time the chorus comes knocking at around the 2 minute mark, notably, the delivery of the line “now the winter’s here, I’m not going to tell you again”, the sense of nostalgia is so overwhelming and sincere, tear ducts will struggle to keep dry.

The single, released today via Hybris, is the first to be lifted off Azure Blue’s new album - Beyond the Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt – which drops next month.