We review the latest single from Joe King and The Jays – Take Me Back

A glorious second-serving of fun from Manchester/Sheffield indie-rock trio Joe King and The Jays in the form of their latest single – ‘Take Me Back’.

Following the release of their tongue-in-cheek debut single ‘Small Talks’ back in September, the loud three-piece based out of the Northern belt return with a (still very cheeky) track which explores a tenacious need for the party to never end.

Kicking off with a bright plucky guitar riff, this sets the tone for a bouncy, upbeat tune which feels much snappier than its 3.38 runtime. Punchy drums naturally enter the mix before the opening line unfurls…

“Love drunk / Don’t wanna be sober / Look into your eyes / Send me for a ride… inside your mind”

Packed with energetic spark, vocals slip between rapid fire and an almost crooning delivery but remain playful and bold as lyrics talk of never wanting the buzz of the night to end. The chorus thunders along at racing speed with a catchy quality deftly designed for a live crowd to join in.
“Take me back ‘cause I want more”

Whether it’s chasing that blurry buzz of a night out, wanting to spend more time with your mates or that special someone who’s caught your eye – it’s a relatable feeling for more excitement before reality comes knocking.

‘Take Me Back’ is a flurry of jagged guitars, thumping drums and infectiously zesty attitude. Light-hearted yet loud, familiar yet fresh – this new release gives off a raw indie-rock sound fully fit for many a playlist. It’s sure to leave your toes-a-tapping, your heads-a-nodding and that damn chorus stuck in your head for the foreseeable future.