Nicola Roberts kicks off the new year with her new single ‘Yo-Yo’

Nicola Roberts kicks off the new year with the release of her new single ‘Yo-Yo’ on January 2 through A&M records.

The single was written by Nicola with Dimitri Tikovoi. ‘Yo-Yo’ marries classic pop lyrics (“don’t want to be the last to know, will it be a yes or a no?”) to a post-Dalston Ronettes vibe and a pulsing, demented electro breakdown.

“The song is about being in that position with a guy when you really don’t know whether you’re coming or going,” explains Nicola. “Being in that position can make you really vulnerable. It’s the dark, desperate and doubtful side of love.” The CD single will be released with a live version of Yo-Yo and a demo version of her original album track, Sticks + Stones, a moving track which she wrote about her struggle with bullies.