Nearly every blog comment or review said 19-year-old Rye Rye stole the show at HARD NYC back in July. It was a welcome return after Rye Rye was quiet for a bit, and her in-the-works debut album, Go! Pop! Bang! was delayed (for good reason — she had a baby girl in late 2009). So she’s back. New single “Sunshine” starts out with hand claps and schoolyard chants from M.I.A., while Rye Rye provides spitfire boasts. It’s not a dance track (though the remixes surely will be, and need to be, considering her moves), but it fits Rye Rye’s personality: giddy, confident, off-kilter. That last part especially applies to M.I.A.’s wordless bridge and the little pockets of squelchy noise that pop up between the line. Listen:
Go! Pop! Bang! is out January 2011 via M.I.A.’s N.E.E.T./Interscope.