A breakup is usually dealt in one of two ways. Either you immediately dust yourself down and get back on the horse, or you retreat and take some time to reflect before eventually putting yourself back out there.
Louisa Johnson has opted for the former approach, gearing up to release a new single this week following her split from Simon Cowell's Syco label last month.
The track, called Between You & Me, is a collaboration with UK dance writer/producer duo One Bit, the team behind the criminally underrated My Way with Noah Cyrus (their debut single Cold is also well worth a listen). It's released tomorrow (August 10).
Like My Way, Between You & Me is the kind of bright and instant radio-friendly house pop that would have slotted in perfectly on this year's Love Island. "I know there's something going on between you and me/ I love this secret little bond between you and me" Louisa sings on the chorus over parping horns and punchy piano.
"We’re crazy excited to collaborate with Louisa on our new single!" One Bit told OfficialCharts.com. "We feel like kids at Christmas! Seriously can’t wait for everyone to hear this."
Louisa added: "I love these boys and can’t wait for everyone to hear our single Between You and Me – had such fun working on this one."
The single is Louisa's second collaboration following Clean Bandit's Tears, and if we're honest, we'd be very much up for Louisa continuing down the dance-guest-vocalist route for the foreseeable. Anyway, here's a very brief teaser of the song: