Just outside a coffee shop in hipster East London Miles Kane is studiously searching through his phone.
One of rock ‘n’ roll’s best connected men is not looking to get hold of one of his many muso/model/footballer mates, however.
He is – as it turns out – just looking for somewhere to enjoy a Sunday roast.
The LA resident, originally from the Wirral, has been living the California dream for a few years now but is back in town, in his best grey fur jacket, to promote Loaded – his first solo single since 2013’s Better Than That.
And though gravy-covered dinners may not be a staple of a lazy Sunday afternoon in the City of Angels, one thing that is universal for sure is heartbreak.
Kane’s comeback track, co-written by Lana Del Rey and Jamie T in his US apartment, is the first taste of what he’s calling his “break-up album”; Coup De Grace – French for “the final blow” – which is out this summer [date TBC].
“I’m giving it the Adele one!” he jokes, sitting down to chat at the BBC the next day.
“Lyrically it’s very personal and the delivery of the vocal is quite different for me.
“On the verses, there’s a lot more words than what I would do normally and then it opens up on the chorus.
“It’s just a real mid-tempo, heavy ‘get your walk on’ tune, you know?”
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