We’ve read at Popjustice that the Lo-Fi-Fnk’s new single had a b-side better than the a-side (the one with the cheesy sax, remember?). We haven’t had the chance to listen to ‘Laying Lo’ in its full glory until now, but since we have, we have to disagree with Popjustice: although ‘Laying Lo’ is a great track, ‘Sleepless’ is a better single.
Perhaps most people can’t get over the annoying sounds at the beginning of ‘Sleepless’ and prefer the simplicity of ‘Layin Lo’ – which is in fact, way more listenable – but whilst you can see a single in ‘Sleepless’, ‘Laying Lo’ sounds like a good album track that just doesn’t do much on it's own.
‘Layin Lo’ also seems closer to their debut Boylife, than to the sound that they’ve created for the last two singles. Although we've just written an entire text to say that ‘Sleepless’ is better than ‘Laying Lo’, we did like the b-side – we just like to be controversial better.