Former Arab Strap man Malcolm Middleton returns with solo new album Summer Of '13 on 27 May, and is introducing his first single from the record exclusively via Q.
You can listen to Steps, which features a guest spot from The Beta Band and The Aliens man Gordon Anderson aka Lone Pigeon, below, plus here is Middleton's introduction to the track.
"Steps was the song that gave life to the new album and gave me the impetus to tie it all together and finish it. I threw everything at it, there are about eight drum kits playing at one point! It's a simple song, with a big chorus, maybe the verses are a bit gloomy but it's very funny. I was thinking about asking Jools Holland to play piano on this but I ended up doing a better job myself."
For more head to, including details of his forthcoming UK tour, head to Malcolmmiddleton.com.