Scottish alt-pop trio Liimo share cover of the classic Alexander O’Neal single ‘If You Were Here Tonight’, out now on B-Unique Records

Following on from the release of their debut album ‘Volume 1’ in August, which has now been streamed more than 7 million times and lead single ‘Thinking About It’ clocking up 2 million streams alone, Edinburgh-based trio Liimo (meaning a little more) now return to share a cover of the classic Alexander O’Neal single ‘If You Were Here Tonight’.

Given the band’s appreciation for the 80s pop sound, their cover of ‘If You Were Here Tonight’ lends perfectly to their distinct synth-pop direction. Filled with sweeping production and textured atmosphere, this new offering follows up their newest full-length with rich and ambient effect. Adding their own unique flair for adventurous compositions to this most-loved ballad, gives their return a truly warm and captivating aesthetic.

Speaking about the new rendition, the band said, “After reading Richard Russell’s book ‘Liberation Of Hearing’ and with a mention to Alexander the idea grew from there. We’re big fans of Alexander O’Neal, ‘Hearsay’ being one of our favourite albums. We were listening to ’If You Were Here Tonight’ recently and it resonated so much with how we’re feeling at the moment. Missing loved ones and wishing you could be with them, so we thought we’d put the Liimo spin on it.”

Since first introducing themselves with their debut single ‘Pineapple Radio’ back in 2018, Liimo have always been consistent in their pursuit of bold and shimmering alt-pop anthems. Releases ‘All I Do’ and ‘Thinking About It’, which cemented Liimo’s talent for writing killer pop music, saw them gather incredible pick up from media tastemakers such as The Line Of Best Fit, The Scotsman ‘Under The Radar’, Earmilk, Euphoria Magazine and Record of the Day to name a few, as well as support from major DPSs. With earlier cuts ‘Old School’, ‘If You Love Me’, ‘Pink In Heaven’, ‘Get Weird’ featuring LA artist Lizzy Land landing support on The 405, CLASH, EARMILK, 1883 Magazine, Euphoria Magazine, and When The Horn Blows to name a few. Last year, they covered Usher’s ‘U Remind Me’ for Mahogany’s COVERS sessions.


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