Brad Cox, the man who says his music can “induce hypnosis and coma” has today released his first major label single, ‘Give Me Tonight.’

The 2018 Starmaker winner signed a lucrative global recording deal with Sony Music earlier this year.

It‘s a move he says falls in line with his long term plans.

“The end game is to be as successful as I can on global scale, particularly Nashville,” says Cox.

“But right now we are doing some really cool stuff in Australia and I want to build on that, while dipping my toes overseas.”

Cox has built a very strong following as an independent artist following his Starmaker win.

He believes the key to his success has been his belief in what he does and sticking to his guns.

“I just stick to what I believe in. I don’t take any shit. If I think something’s right, I’m going to do it,” says Cox.

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“Being really me in my songwriting has been pretty key to getting people to jump on board.”

‘Give Me Tonight’ was co-written with one of Cox’s good mates, Joe Mungovan.

“We were just in a room talking about those nights where you might just meet someone and really connect with them, but a lot of time you may never see them again,” he says.

“It’s about holding onto that one foggy, boozy memory.”

Cox is supporting the new release with a major city pre-christmas tour, before he plays at the Tamworth Country Music Festival on January 24 next year and then CMC Rocks QLD in March.

Brad Cox – Give Me Tonight Tour

Thursday 12 December

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Friday 13 December

Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday 19 December

Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 21 December

The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

Sunday 22 December

The Basement, Canberra, QLD

Friday 24 January

The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Thursday March 19 – Sunday March 22

CMC Rocks QLD, Willowbank QLD

Tickets: iambradcox.com