Setting blogs ablaze since the sugary bedroom RnB of “Cherry Cola” popped tastemakers’ ears last November, London’s Bayou (Hari Ashurst) returns with another sparkling, downbeat synth-pop tune – this time, a cover of The Korgis’ classic “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” .
Opening with unnerving, discordant harmonies, “Everybody’s Gotta Learn” soon cracks its melodious whip with hearty bass womps, darting synth horns and a funk guitar duly dipped in the ocean. The track hears Ashhurst’s vocals at their most intimate to date, whispering alongside creaking percussion and gently mechanised keys.
“Everybody’s Gotta Learn” certainly adds weight to Bayou’s consistency. We can’t wait to hear more.