IYES - "'Til Infinity"
If only all pop artists decided it was time to leave the stomping, four-on-the-floor beats and wall of sound synths alone and invest in something a bit more nuanced (but no less satisfying), we might end up with more songs like British duo IYES' impressive new single "'Til Infinity." While Lorde's assault on the charts might not yet spell a sea change for pop music, it has paved away for the music of groups like IYES, accessible without pandering, combining compelling melodies with anthemic percussion and a chorus that, while not quite the type to drill its way into your head, manages to be memorable without becoming incessant. It might not sound precisely like Top 40 radio, but it wouldn't be surprising to hear it bubbling up over the next few months. - Jon Tanners