For its upcoming album Odd Blood, Yeasayer aimed to create music its audience wouldn’t feel “cool enough” to listen to. On “Ambling Alp,” this intention is actualized — the dense mess of random percussion instruments, odd vocalizations, crashing drum beats and lyrical synth loops combine into what could really only be called a hip-pop track. Added to this funky base is Chris Keating — exuding an enviable air of calm confidence — repetitively crooning that, “You must stick up for yourself, son.” This undeniable coolness will draw listeners into “Ambling Alp” and force them to keep the track on repeat.

Yeasayer

“Ambling Alp”

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