​Where Thinking About Thinking bubbled with subtle electronic flourishes - a new direction for Groves whose former Blue Roses project delved deep into traditionalist song craft - “Friday” reverts back to Groves’ early roots and continues to set her head and shoulders above her peers.

Although still in demo form, “Friday” sounds remarkably finished. Groves’ sole accompaniment a mournful piano and cooing harmonies, her voice longing and sorrowful as it descends into the bridge - “tell me what you’re feeling anytime, anywhere”. A beautifully fragile three minutes, “Friday” is a song that begs to be heard in solitude - it’s far too intimate to share with others.

Laura Groves will play London’s St Pancras Old Church on 30 July. Listen to the touching “Friday” below.