• 12inch

Cherry On Top

  • Cat No: BEPOP001
  • 2021-09-29


12inch 2190 JPY

UKのリイシュー専科<BE WITH>があらたにスタートさせた、良質なポップミュージックを紹介する<BE POP>シリーズの第1弾は、センセーショナルヒット”ICE CREAM”をひっ提げ<TIRK>からデヴューした、インディ・ディスコロック・バンド・NEW YOUNG PONY CLUBの元メンバーである女性シンガーソングライター・LOU HAYTERのソロEPが登場!

NYPC脱退後は、フレンチ・エレクトロポップ老舗デュオ「AIR」の片割れ・JEAN-BENOÎT DUNCKELとのプロジェクト・TOMORROW'S WORLDや、THE NEW SINSなどのユニットでの活動をこなしてきたイギリスの女性シンガー・LOU HAYTERによるソロシングル!BEYOND THE WIZARD'S SLEEVEとのユニット・CIRCLE SKYの活動で知られるMARTIN DUBKAをプロヂューサーに迎え、ブリージンなギターが鳴きむせぶ爽快なモダンファンク〜エレクトロニック・ポップなバレアリック・チューン”Cherry On Top”を披露!インストゥルメンタル&アカペラも収録、MIDNIGHT RUNNERSやSOCIAL LOVERほか、ベイエリアのブギーファンク周辺のファンにもお薦めです。

We love pop music. You’ve probably noticed. Witness our vinyl love-ins with Kylie, Róisín and Cassie if this has somehow passed you by. So when Lou Hayter (London-based musician, style-DJ to the stars, one of our besties) asked us to put her sumptuous funk-lite hit “Cherry On Top” on vinyl it felt like a neat fit. But this isn’t just any old Be With record. We decided such a monumental track would make the perfect inaugural release on Be Pop, our new, most likely sporadically active, side-label.

For those not paying attention in 2005, Lou Hayter was the keyboardist in Mercury nominated electro-pop outfit New Young Pony Club (who were a really good band, beyond the hype, and arguably a little ahead of their time) and she is currently one half of electronic duo Tomorrow’s World, a project with Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel. Her comeback single “Cherry On Top” originally appeared in late October 2018, but as a digital only concern. Unsurprisingly it caused a blog stir (Gorilla vs Bear correctly gushed) and what seemed like 6 Music’s entire roster of DJs had it on repeat.

But it’s not a proper single unless you can buy it in a record shop. So accordingly we’ve issued it as a full picture sleeve 12″, pressed on white vinyl. And just to make certain, the instrumental and a cappella are on the flip. This is our homage to the classic dance/pop 12″ singles of the late 80s and early 90s.

Riding an infectious sample of Marc Jordan’s yacht-rock classic “Generalities”, it’s a glistening, sun-soaked daydreamy jam, perfect for convertibles, pool parties, and roller-discos. It’s quite delicious. Whilst it’s pop without question, it wouldn’t be a Lou Hayter track without ice-cool nods to other magical genres; with Italo flec

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