Welsh musician and former Race Horses frontman Meilyr Jones released his solo debut, titled 2013, last year, a lovely record of literate, baroque pop. The album closes with the orchestral "Be Soft," which Jones says is "about someone who is leading a boring life going to exhibitions, and doing all the things their friends are doing, and is revived by love." He's just made a video for it, directed by Ryan Eddleston and shot on Rome's famed Gianicolo Hill. The video premieres in this post and you can watch that, and listen to the whole of 2013, below.

Meilyr will be over to play SXSW this year, which are unfortunately his only U.S. shows. But he does have UK dates before the fest, as well as a few EU dates after, and all are listed below.

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Meilyr Jones - 2017 Tour Dates
UK - March 3rd • Cardiff • The Gate
UK - March 4th • Manchester • Ruby Lounge
UK - March 6th • Bristol • The Fleece
UK - March 7th • Brighton • The Hope
UK - March 8th • London • Islington Assembly Hall
US - March 15th • Austin • SXSW Latitude 30
US - March 16th • Austin • SXSW Latitude 30
FR - May 10th • Paris • La Pop-Up du Label
UK - July 7-9th • Bluedot Festival