One of the most perky, uplifting tracks I’ve heard in a while is Miike Snow’s Paddling Out. It’s still got the delicate Swedish pop feel of their earlier stuff, but it’s chopped up by quite a forceful 90s house riff. The group vocals on the words “paddling out” are also fairly joyous, making it feel a bit like one of those upbeat summer anthems from bands with at least 13 members and not one life plan between them. Mixed with the above references and the trio’s sweet, crisp production, it turns out to be a good thing.
New album Happy To You is out on March 17th.