Future Hit: NEIKED & Dyo’s “Sexual” Is Going To Be Big
One of the most annoying trends of 2016 is the rise of the anonymous dance producer (Terror Jr, Marshmello etc.), but I’ll make an exception for NEIKED. The Swede has a global hit on his hands with “Sexual” — a ruthlessly catchy dance-pop anthem featuring singer/songwriter Dyo. The track is already a top 10 hit in the UK and shaping up to be just as big in markets as diverse as Australia, Germany and Denmark. That combined with its Spotify dominance, 58 million streams and climbing, makes it a fairly safe bet for Republic Records.
What’s the appeal? Well, “Sexual” is, perhaps unsurprisingly given the title, a jolt of euphoria with a surprisingly accessible pop sensibility. “You got something that I ain’t seen before, you’ve opened a million doors,” Dyo swoons over cute synths. “I’m feeling sexual, so we should be sexual.” If Kiiara took a handful of happy pills, she might sound a little something like this. Watch the innuendo-filled lyric video below and get ready to hear a lot more of this before the end of the year.