Taken from his forthcoming compilation album Past, Present, Future, out May 3rd on Mute Records, former Crime and the City Solution frontman Simon Bonney has shared a previously unreleased track, A Sweeter Kind of Pain’.

About the track, Simon explains: “A Sweeter Kind of Pain is about the loved one you will always be with, even if you are not together – joined by shared experience and connection, a tether that cannot be broken – it’s better to accept it, than to fight it, or it will consume you.”

The tracks is a sedate but emotive affair, as Bonney’s baritone swells and pleads as he glides over the string and organ accompaniment with a Mark Lanegan-esque (more of him later) tale of lost love.

Check it out, here

In May Simon will be on tour with the aforementioned Mark Lanegan across the US.

US TOUR DATES WITH MARK LANEGAN
5 May – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
7 May – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
8 May – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
11 May – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
13 May – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
14 May – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
15 May – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
16 May – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony