Tayo Sound wrestles with a failing relationship on his new single, ‘Forwards & Backwards’

He's also announced a new headline tour for September.

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

The song marks his second single of the year following his collaboration with Oscar Scheller on ‘Two Left Feet’. It also arrives ahead of live shows with Allday and Cautious Clay, plus a headline run in September.

He says: “‘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.”

Check out the track below.

Tayo Sound’s upcoming live shows read:

APRIL
21 The Attic, Glasgow w/ Allday
23 YES, Manchester w/ Allday
26 o2 Institute Birmingham w/ Allday
27 The Louisiana, Bristol w/ Allday
28 o2 Academy, Islington w/ Allday

JUNE
12 La Boule Noire, Paris w/ Cautious Clay
13 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam w/ Cautious Clay
15 The Garage, London w/ Cautious Clay

SEPTEMBER
20 The Louisiana, Bristol (Headline)
21 The Grace, London (Headline)
22 YES, Manchester (Headline)
23 The Bodega, Nottingham (Headline)
24 Headrow House, Leeds (Headline)

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