Produced by Steve James & Toyah Willcox
1980 UK 7″ vinyl / Safari Records /
1980 UK 7″ picture disc / Safari Records /
1980 UK 12″ vinyl / Safari Records /
Ieya was the fourth UK single from the post-punk band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released in 1980. It was later remixed and re-issued in 1982.
This track became an ever-present mainstay of Toyah’s live sets, and to this day it is rare for Toyah to play a full set and not perform Ieya. Its b-side, Helium Song, was an extended version of the track Spaced Walking, which, along with Ieya, featured on the band’s first full-length release, The Blue Meaning. Both tracks also featured on the 2005 compilation album The Safari Singles Collection Part 1: 1979-1981.
The single was released in several formats, including three different 7-inch vinyl releases, and for the first time, a 12-inch single.