The 405 is proud to premiere the third single from pop's newcomer, PUZZLE. 'Comedown' follows his previous two singles 'Godlike' and 'Trial By Fire', in a pulsating escapade of addictive love. The single is out this Friday and features remixes from Matthew Herbert and James Trystan.

The singer, originally from Brazil, moved to London in his teens with the desire of becoming a pop artist. Emerging from a family line of singers, he discovered his voice early on and became the only child to sing in his adult choir. Since his religious upbringing meant secular music was forbidden in his home, he privately found an outlet in the realm of MTV where he discovered the likes of Lauryn Hill and Pet Shop Boys, whom he cites as two of his strongest influences. With the determination to make music his career, he left Brazil to make it a reality. London beckoned him for its diverse and busy music scene where he found work as a session musician and backing singer for the likes of Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams.

All this became training and informed his own musical identity. His three singles to date combine brooding electronics with soulful vocals. He has chosen to take the name PUZZLE as he believes music is a way of unlocking and understanding the human condition. In an exclusive interview with Andrew Darley, PUZZLE discusses his new single and the importance of mystery in pop.

As a teenager you moved from Brazil to London. Was this because you didn't have enough artistic opportunities in Brazil?

It wasn't so much the lack of opportunities in Brazil that drove me to London. It had more to do with the sound I wanted to create and I felt that London was the place to unlock that sound, get inspired and find the right collaborators. Even though with the Internet these days you can be creative and find collaborators just about anywhere. I find that physically being in the right place is important to my creative process. My songs are made in London and that's an important part of PUZZLE. A big part of my musical identity was shaped here.

How did your family feel about you moving?

My parents thought I was only coming over to study for a short period of time, once they realised that my heart had been captured by the place my mum tried very hard to drag me back! Honestly there was a lot of drama involved. They understand better now why I love this city so much.

How do you describe your music?

I would describe my sound as ethereal electro pop. It's an amalgamation of '80s synth pop topped up with my Baptist church-inspired soul vocals.

Have you made any key decisions about how you want to present yourself and engage with listeners?

I'm fascinated by the fact that the same thing can be seen in complete different ways by different people due to the power of perspective. I like leaving some things open to interpretation, so ambiguity is a key aspect to my work. I have a very clear idea about how I present myself on stage aesthetically. When it comes to engaging with listeners I think that's something that is evolving naturally, I certainly don't plan on being inaccessible, on the contrary, I want to lead my listeners through this fantastical world I'm creating because I want it to be their world.

Your three singles to date have very distinct sounds and productions. Would you say you're still establishing your sound?

I think creation is experimentation, I don't believe in restrictions when making music. My sound is evolving with time and experiences. I feel the production has to be complementary to each and every song thematically so I'm happy with the progression of the material so far.

'Comedown' is your new single. How did you want to communicate the painful yet addictive feeling of a relationship in the song? It's a complex thing to articulate to begin with.

Tell me about it! The easiest way I found to portray that feeling was an analogy to chemical dependency - how not having something your brain craves for on a molecular level can crush someone's soul. We all get over heartbreaks eventually but it feels almost impossible when you're going through it.

Previous single, 'Godlike', has an interesting perspective on how we realise our parents are just people too and have their own problems.

It was pretty cathartic. I had a tricky relationship with my father growing up and I only managed to work things out in my head after I moved away from home. I came to understand that although in my eyes he perhaps wasn't always the perfect father he tried his very best and he is only human! So writing about it felt liberating and reflective. It did bring some closure.

As a new artist, what do you hold to be the most important things to be creative?

Know what you want to say. It took me quite a while to realise that the only way anything you create will resonate with someone else is if it comes from a genuine place inside you. It has to be meaningful to yourself first otherwise people won't respond to it. Also finding an audience that love what you're doing is pretty important - the fans are the kingmakers and the key to actually doing this as a proper career!

Are you working on a full-length album?

The idea is to release a few more singles that will eventually be part of an album so that is already happening on a subconscious level.

What kind of artist do you want to become?

I want to keep creating sonic and visual experiences that become a juncture of people's lives, helping take them to another dimension where anything is possible.

'Comedown' is out July 1st. Pre-order here. For more information, visit his official website.