Rylands Heath’s pattern for penning perfect pop pearls is so well-known and expected at this point, that we were genuinely going to just write: “It’s Rylands Heath. Just go and listen to it.”
However, as the editor, I’ve been told that I need to “put some effort in and set an example,” so here goes. (Shout out, by the way, to Mrs. Eator for the thankfully verbal-only kick up the backside.)
As you may tell, we’re no stranger to this spectacular Luton duo in the TempoTempo offices. If their previous hits, West Coast and Do What aren’t blasting out of the stereo, they are constantly looping round in our heads, and IOU is no exception to the rule.
These two really are the masters of the melodic motif, and you will need a crowbar to get this chorus melody out of your head. A beautifully produced, 80s synthpop-influenced banger, IOU is one of those songs you can see yourself peppily dancing away to in a bar, before the alcohol hits the spot all at once and it dawns on you that there’s gorgeous heartbreak and reflection in the lyrics as you tear up. But you keep grooving anyway, because this is a brilliant bop, and you’re determined not to end the night crying alone in the corner, dammit!
But seriously. It’s Rylands Heath. Just go and listen to it. You can do so on your streaming platform of choice by clicking here, or you can find out more about Rylands Heath by checking out their Instagram and Facebook pages.
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