The Magic Lantern is the moniker of Aussie-born, London-based musician, Jamie Doe. We’ve not heard much from him his since his intimate 2014 album, Love Of Too Much Living, but he returns today to premiere his majestic new single, Holding Hands, and its accompanying video exclusively on Mahogany.

Holding Hands opens with a defiant cry of hope, before layers of instrumentation are gradually introduced to create a rich, textured soundscape. Over this, Jamie’s voice glides, effortlessly moving from the declamatory to intimate and back again. Despite being written during a moment of desperation, the track’s warm brass section and infectious groove, makes Holding Hands a truly optimistic, triumphant listen.

Watch the video for Holding Hands exclusively above and watch out for more from The Magic Lantern in the near future.