Introducing: PLYA

South London three-piece, PLYA shares bittersweet, cinematic synth pop single, 'Thinking of You'.

Pronounced "Playa", (Spanish for beach) PLYA is the project of lead singer/keyboardist Julia Sykes, guitarist Kris Taylor and drummer William Brown. 'Thinking of You' is the first single from their upcoming debut album. Despite being written in one day in a studio on the beach along the California coast, 'Thinking of You' is the perfect track to match these uncharacteristically sunny yet shivery autumnal days we're living through here in London right now.

Featuring electronic beats as crisp as autumn's falling leaves, anthemic synth and buoyant melodies, 'Thinking of You'catches the hustle and bustle of city life but also provides enough space in its airy, textured, layers so that Julia Skyes vocal rings through, crystalline and saccharine, allowing the song's story-led narrative to remain central throughout.

On the track Julia Sykes, explains "'Thinking Of You' was inspired by the bittersweet feeling of being separated from someone you have a fiery connection with. Sonically, it's the perfect way to introduce the band - driving guitars and cinematic synths coupled with lyrics that lie on the darker side of reality".

Feature by Karla Harris