‘Animal’ is London artist Steve Hughes’ ode to the capital city; a sincere ballad that yearns for salvation in the big smoke. After a difficult year tied up with another band, Hughes’ latest opus ‘August‘, gave him the opportunity to flex his own creative muscles, along with the help of friend and production partner Ed Carlile.

Hughes’ vocals on the track are immediately gripping and heartfelt. The emotions that underpin the song resonate throughout it’s length, in a way that’s often not seen in new artists. For August, this is his killer selling point; here we have an artist that’s matured, with a purposeful creative direction.