Yorkshire duo, Litany, return after their successful debut EP with an offering of firsts and a crisp production. Jake Nicolaides (production) and Beth Cornell (vocals) playfully skid across a nostalgic production and a 90s R&B influential delivery for an addictive track of innocence. Steering towards their signature alternative-pop, “Call on Me” is an easy listening stroll down memory lane.
“’Call On Me’ is about that first taste of freedom you get as an teenager. When you would call round on your friends and stay up all night playing video games. There’s always that boy or girl next door and everything just feels so visceral and exciting. It’s a song about first times and first love,” explains the duo. Ringing to the tune of youthful interaction with lines that whisper playfulness and temptation — “You can hit me with hadouken / Baby we could play it all night / I wanna sneak you to my room / But you got gotta be gone by first light — “Call on Me” narrows down each detail for a vivid interaction that the majority may have experience in the cycle of puppy love. Polished with the right amount of authority, “Call on Me” isn’t weighed down with bubbe-gum, commercial notions, and cleanly portrays adolescent while maintaining an older, dignified view.