A SINGER is celebrating after his latest song release has started to gain thousands of new listeners daily.

Ian Pont, from Braintree, released a James Bond-style track called Dying Like Tomorrow in March.

Now, the listener and streaming figures have soared, with more than 25,000 plays of his music from last Sunday, April 30, alone.

On the release of his first single with Uniq Recording Artists, he said: "I have been blown away by the response to the track.

“It was written with Rob Jones at Manor Studio Essex who created the music, and we crafted the lyrics together.

“But it was only when we developed the sound that it started to feel a great deal like a 007 movie theme.

“So we had it fully orchestrated by Mark Blackledge who has written stuff for Disney movies and that’s when the amazing track fell into place.

“Rob mixed it down perfectly, which was then picked up by Uniq and is my debut release with them after they offered a two-year recording deal.”

Braintree and Witham Times: BIG HIT: Ian's new song Dying Like Tomorrow has amassed thousands of listensBIG HIT: Ian's new song Dying Like Tomorrow has amassed thousands of listens (Image: Ian Pont)

Ian, who is also frontman for the UK’s leading Spandau Ballet Tribute called Spandau Too, had released songs previously.

Previous songs had gained thousands of streams between them, but with the release of his music - and the posting of an album called Not Sure Yet - he has had a whopping 173,000 streams during the past 28 days.

He said: “It really helped getting BBC radio upload plays recently. And I discovered that iHeart Media in the US have added my music to their digital catalogue.

“I hope we can get the track played across the major radio stations here as appears to be happening in America.

"I am very thankful to everyone who has listened to my music. It is exciting and humbling to get this reaction.

“It sounds so much like a Bond movie theme that people think it might be the next one. And if you have seen the last movie, you’ll understand the lyrics to this fit in perfectly. So, who knows?”

He is already back in the studio and has a track called You, due for release soon.

Dying Like Tomorrow can be heard across all streaming platforms.