On a cold day, this is the sort of song you need to play. Packed full of breezy and fun indie-rock, Sunderland band Noyou’s new single, We’re So Sorry, takes you away to a faraway place. With the other foot planted firmly in the ’80s synth-pop camp, this track will put a smile on your face.
However, if you listen carefully to the lyrics, there are more prominent themes here than just summery sounds. We’re So Sorry “looks to explore the recent happenings in the world regarding racism, from the perspective of someone who doesn’t know what they can do to aid the progress”, says frontman Connor Jobes. The singer admits that when asked to discuss such issues, he struggles personally, and the song is influenced by the fact that all he wants to say is sorry, “sorry that the world is like this and people allow such things to happen”.
This is an accomplished track from the six-piece, who have already had airplay on BBC Music Introducing. I can’t wait to catch Noyou live, but for now, I’m going to listen to We’re So Sorry on repeat.