Who knew Daniel Johns was such a saucy, steamy sex minx? Nobody did, until they saw his latest clip for ‘Aerial Love’, a smooth R&B flavoured track that features sultry vocals and John’s signature falsetto.

Filmed on the Stockton Dunes just outside of Newcastle, the video was created using state-of-the-art drone cameras that fly by remote control. Taking the idea of ‘Aerial Love’ quite literally, the cameras were intended to (as Johns states) ‘capture big aerial perspectives’. Capturing big aerial perspectives of what, you ask? Fornication, dear reader. Lots and lots of fornication.

Yes, the video clip sees soaring shots Daniel Johns striding gallantly across the dunes, interspersed with shots of a young couple making sweet sandy love. Strangely, you can’t help but feel very sorry for them and their probably sandy/uncomfortable nether-regions. Especially considering film crews ran into some trouble while shooting:

The winds were too strong in the first 24 hours though so they couldn’t film anything. We finally started shooting on the second day but it was still 35 degrees in the shade and there were lots of sandstorms. It was like we were filming one of those desert scenes from Star Wars! I felt like I needed a droid.’

Collaborating with Joel Little (who has previously worked with Lorde and Broods), ‘Aerial Love’ is not something you would have expected from the ‘Straight Lines’ singer. It’s straight-up ultra-modern R&B/soul; you could certainly never accuse Daniel Johns of being behind in the times.

‘Aerial Love’ is John’s first solo release in eight years, and precedes his forthcoming four-track EP to be released on 13 March 2015.