I’ve had one of those weeks where I’ve found myself with far too much to do and too little time to do it in. The blogging’s taken a back seat as I find myself scrambling to meet work deadlines which allow me to carve out a little social time seeing some of the great artists touring the country at the moment (more on that later). As much as I want to live in those social moments, there’s a nagging voice reminding me of all of those deadlines looming. As with all busy times, this too will pass, but until then good music is a wonderful companion.

I’m compelled to take time out of the deadline stress to write about one song that’s allowed me to take a little breath this morning, “First Light” by Dustin Tebbutt, a singer-songwriter from Armidale in regional New South Wales. Its folky acoustic sound is perfect for chilling out and its lyrics about falling in love and seeing the world in a brand new way are just gorgeous.

If you need to take a moment for yourself today, hit play and listen to “First Light.” It comes from Dustin’s debut album of the same name, which is released on August 5 but First Light is available for preorder right now.