Photo by WIL Studios, courtesy artist

After years working on other people's projects, Wes Allen is ready to release music of his own.

The Toronto-based artist on Monday released his first single "Ask Me Now," a preview of his upcoming debut Funny Thing EP, which was produced by Chester Hansen, the bassist for fellow Canadian act BadBadNotGood.

"I met Chester while we were both majoring in bass at Toronto’s Humber College, where we quickly discovered our shared love for James Jamerson and Paul Chambers," says Allen of working with Hansen. "We traded off on various instruments, save for some guest drumming by Michael Brushey. Surprisingly, there are no bass solos."

"Ask Me Now" is a delicate folk cut, anchored by Allen's vocals, which seamlessly float between a tender, vulnerable sound and a huskier, twangier croon resembling that of Sturgill Simpson.

While the full EP is out on June 22, "Ask Me Now" is now available across digital platforms. Hear it below.