Fresh off the back of their recent single ‘Charlie’, multifaceted sibling duo Everyone You Know (EYK) have dropped their first track of 2021 ‘When The Sun Comes Up’.
Fusing elements of early 90s indie-dance and hip hop into the production, ‘When The Sun Comes Up’ serves as an atmospheric and nostalgic anthem, topped by Rhys’ infectious vocals. In true lockdown spirit, the track is accompanied by a DIY self-directed official video which features EYK and their sister dancing around their kitchen.
EYK say – ‘What’s great about this song is it was made less than a month ago. And as soon as we recorded it we knew it was gonna be the single. It’s unusual to have such a quick turn around with a tune, so to release this so quickly after making it is really refreshing. The inspiration behind it isn’t anything mind-blowing, it’s just things that you might hear and see on a night out, at a party or at an afters. It’s a (after) party anthem essentially. And we are buzzing to play it out live.’
Brothers EYK (aka Rhys Kirby-Cox and Harvey Kirby) have had a rapid rise to success in a short space of time, amassing over 52 million worldwide streams, an explosive 15-date sold out UK tour, as well as a UK mainstage festival debut at Reading & Leeds and a stint as UK brand ambassadors for Reebok.
Fusing hip hop, garage, dance and punk, the London based duo cite J Dilla, Dr Dre, The Streets, Wu Tang Clan and Kano amongst their musical inspirations. Honing their signature sound, the pair have built a cult following with tracks such as ‘Our Generation’, ‘She Don’t Dance’, ‘Charlie’ and ‘The Drive’. The pair have garnered key tastemaker support along the way from the likes of Annie Mac (headlined AMP at Old Blue Last), Jack Saunders (Radio 1 Maida Vale Session), Steve Lamacq (6Music Session), BBC Introducing, NME, Sunday Times Culture, Complex and The Line of Best Fit positioning themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative new talents to come out of the UK.
Expect big things for Everyone You Know across 2021 as they gear up to release their debut mixtape in May and announce tour dates. ‘When The Sun Comes Up’ is out now!