Watch the video for Big Smoke’s ‘Best Of You’

Beloved Melbourne band Big Smoke have announced the release of debut record Time Is Golden, following the death of vocalist and lyricist, Adrian Slattery, in May of this year.

Despite being diagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer in early 2015, Slattery and the band continued to tour through the rest of the year, managing fit in recording sessions for what would become Time Is Golden. Recorded in November last year, Slattery completed the record in between chemotherapy and surgery. Now, they’ve released the first single off the album – the emotional ‘Best Of You’.

Of the track, drummer Luke Brennan explains: “We really believe ‘Best Of You’ sets the tone for the record. There is a tenderness and intensity in the music and the lyrics that epitomises Adrian’s songwriting and the band’s performances.”

Watch the video below. Time Is Golden is out October 28 through Barely Dressed/Remote Control.