London-based singer songwriter Taio Cruz has returned with a brand new single.
‘Do What You Like’ dropped onto digital retail outlets across the planet a short time ago, giving audiences the first taste of a new studio album, due later in the year.
“It’s a throwback to the ’80s, but with modern production,” the singer says of the new single. “I wanted to start with a song that’s a little different for me. It’s slower, cooler, funkier, a little more live sounding and with more vocals than most of the music I’ve done in the past. It feels more organic.
“I’ve slowed the tempo right down, almost to hip-hop speed, but it still kicks hard. The ‘80s feel comes from the old-school analogue synths. It’s a bit DeBarge or Alexander O’Neal, maybe a little Lionel Richie. That era’s before my time, but I remember my parents playing those sounds and I suppose I absorbed them. I have a few songs with a similar vibe that will also be part of the Roses collection, though not all of them are like that.”
A full remix package of the single is due on Friday July 10.