There are certain writers who command moving melodies and lyrics in equal measure. Dave Wells is one of those supreme talents, and has quickly garnered a word-of mouth reputation as one of the Hunter's finest songwriters and performers.

His impressive 2014 debut EP, Carrington Street, a heartfelt rumination on life growing up in Maitland, suggested a master craftsman, a writer adept in penning songs that creep up on you and cut deep.

Now, Wells has announced the release of his long awaited debut studio record, and today, the release of leading track 'Run Free' indicates that the powerful vocalist has crafted a mesmerising collection for this highly anticipated debut release.

In his first official release since his lauded debut EP Carrington Street dropped in 2014, Hunter Valley songwriter Dave Wells has announced his brand new single, the anthemic ‘Run Free’. Inspired by new beginnings and influenced by some of Wells’ favourite albums, such as Urban Hymns by The Verve and Kim Churchill’s Silence/Win, 'Run Free' is the first track from his forthcoming ten track self-titled debut LP set for release next month.

Accompanied by a clip filmed in the pristine bushland serenity of the Barrington Tops’ foothills in Salisbury NSW, the kinetic camera work captures the haunting restless duality of the track, with Wells barefoot in a fusion of nature and domestic living space.

In his own words: “Run Free is a call-to-arms for anyone boarded between four walls, allowing time to slip through their fingers. Whether it be physically, spiritually or creatively, the message of ‘Run Free’ is crystal clear – take a chance.”

With his debut self-titled album set for release in August, ‘Run Free’ marks the first taste of an honest, down-to-earth album based around the universal themes of lust and freedom. An album where moral boundaries, human desire and self-preservation nestle alongside the cause and effects of love, jealousy and loss. Simultaneously intense and progressive, Wells' self-titled LP announces the sonic maturation of one our nation's finest indie-folk and alt-rock talents. Watch this space for a lot more Dave Wells to come.

Pre-Order the debut album here

The album will be released August 31, signed and sent when they land in the Dashville office.

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