Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from LOYAL.
Beth Molly Moore, Alex Cowan, Jimmy Day and Laurence Allen, better known as LOYAL, started out life making moody, dance-influenced rock. In January though, they re-emerged with ‘Moving As One,’ which took them in a brighter, poppier direction.
Their latest single ‘Tower Over All’ nods to both incarnations of the group while still being probably their most immediate and confident track to date. It’s a little bit of a slow-burner, combining finger snaps and warped vocals, before introducing some seriously funk-filled bass and guitars. It helps to build the atmosphere, preparing you for when LOYAL ramp up the volume about halfway through. Suddenly ‘Tower Over All’ becomes an impossibly sunny blend of R&B and electropop with just a hint of indie rock.
Speaking of the track, the band said: “Some feelings aren’t worth our patience, some moments aren’t worth remembering, yet the few that are tower over the rest and make up for the time between. We accept the shade: having experienced the sun once, we know it’s only a matter of time before we experience her light again. Tower Over All.”
Listen to ‘Tower Over All’ below. LOYAL will also be standing tall at their headline show at London’s Moth Club on 9th May.