The UK’s answer to The War On Drugs returns with a brand new single entitled Wide Eyes and if anything, it’s even better than his debut release earlier this year.

Adam Day (aka County Line Runner) has been making quite the statement with his classy brand of indie-rock this year. His debut single Hard To Find amassed 40,000 streams in the first few weeks which led to be being picked up by Steve Lamacq at BBC 6 Music as well as music blogs from all over.

Wide Eyes is an upbeat, airy track with wonderful instrumentation. It’s driven by double strummed acoustic guitars and a constant beat that complements Day’s mysterious voice extremely well. As songwriting goes, this is an outstanding effort. The production from Bill Ryder-Jones isn’t half-hearted either, Wide Eyes has been layered with plenty of atmospheric charm and a glorious riff to bring everything to life.

The single is about someone who is lost and looking for answers, Day explains more below:

“Wide Eyes is about someone coming to terms with parts of their personality they didn’t know existed. The realisation that going back is now harder than moving on.”

Recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, County Line Runner has already gained plenty of praise from the likes of CLASH and has been included on Spotify’s own New Music Friday playlist. Reminiscent of bands such as The War On Drugs, County Line Runner is bound to keep growing and we can’t wait to hear what’s coming next.

Listen to Wide Eyes below. Be sure to keep up to date with all things County Line Runner here.