Photo: Cha'ves Jamall

Michael Blume has done it again.

The emerging New York artist has dropped a stirring new single "Lifting You," a soulful new cut which encourages self-love. "You got to trust your insides / You got to fuck with your own shine," he sings before declaring: "You got to love yourself first."

According to Blume, the new track is a "letter to someone I love dearly" who was overwhelmed by a constant need for validation from others. "Through his moments of self-doubt, I continued to see the unique beauty, talent and perspective he had to offer the world," he explained. "But in order to grow, he had to see that worthiness himself."

The inspiring song is just the last from the singer, who is preparing for a series of shows in New York over the next few weeks, including one at Baby's All Right on Nov. 17 and then at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Dec. 7 for A Positive Spin, which will also feature performances from other Variance favorites such as The Knocks, Wrabel and more.

Hear "Lifting You" below and check out our recent interview with Michael Blume here.