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Lou Hayter

Cherry On Top

Be With

Released: 5th March 2021

12"£11.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched tomorrow.


*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 electropop
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, sunsoaked
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 flecks and dream-pop vocals, this is cherry coloured funk indeed.
“Cherry On Top” screams “Mighty Summer Pop Radio Anthem”. We might have just missed the end
of Summer 2019, but this 12" comes out just in time for every summer from now until the end of time.