Tayo Sound Returns With ‘Forwards & Backwards’ | News

Rising force Tayo Sound has shared his new single ‘Forwards & Backwards’.

Out now, it’s part of a flurry of activity from the Reading based artist, and follows his Oscar Scheller collaboration ‘Two Left Feet’.

With a burst of support shows planned for Spring, Tayo Sound will kick off his biggest UK tour yet in September.

New single ‘Forwards & Backwards’ is a neat pop-tinged return, with the slick guitar pattern offering a melodic flurry.

Lyrically, however, it’s a little more downbeat, with Tayo Sound unpicking the complexities of a faltering relationship.

He comments: “‘Forwards and Backwards’ is about an unhealthy relationship that kinda feels like a tug of war. Melodically it’s very Jon Bellion inspired. Finn Keane (Charli XCX) wrote the guitar part, Frances (Dua Lipa, Holly Humberstone) the hook and then I had the verse melody and the rest came together really quickly. I wanted it to feel bouncy but lyrically really sad, which is kind of the whole point of the song, a constant battle between the good and the bad of a breaking relationship.”

The light/shade dichotomy comes to the fore in the video, which you can check out below.

Catch Tayo Sound at the following shows:

September
20 Bristol The Louisiana
21 London The Grace
22 Manchester YES
23 Nottingham The Bodega
24 Leeds Headrow House

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