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.


“Ambling Alp”

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