Nicola Roberts – ‘Yo-Yo’

Despite its quirkiness, we still wanna be her friend

Not a cuss-ridden introduction to Nicola’s re-emergence as an English Syd Tha Kyd, but a questionable metaphor about being like a crap ’90s toy. It’s not a patch on ‘[b]Beat Of My Drum[/b]’, but despite all kinds of self-consciously quirky lines about “[i]wearing different coloured socks on each foot because she don’t conform to no rules[/i]” (or something), we still wanna be her friend.

Lisa Wright


Record label: Polydor