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George Barnett (known by the moniker AKA George) will be putting out his new single "i want you" on Friday, but he's giving fans an early listen.

The enticing new cut is premiering today on Variance, delivering a spellbinding dose of alt-pop which starts with a hypnotic simmer and quickly bubbles over as George's riveting vocals take center stage.

“Sometimes I get in a dark mood where I feel deeply unsatisfied," says AKA George. "'i want you' is about a deep hunger. It’s about being hidden away and emerging from that isolation with an almost ruthless need and the freedom to express that need without having to conform to social niceties."

Hear "i want you" below.