When I first heard Matt & Kim‘s “Daylight,” the lead single from their 2009 sophomore release that introduced the jaunty, slightly abrasive Brooklyn pop band to the world, I wasn’t impressed. In fact, I recall making a noise of disgust. But the song refused to leave my life, appearing in a Bacardi commercial (which might be how you recognize it) and throwing itself into my iTunes shuffle much more often than was statistically probable.
And then came “I’m a Goner,” the band’s collab with Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K., which may be one of the worst earworms ever — and this coming from a guy who finds earworms for a living. I hated that one too, until I realized that after a single listen I wouldn’t be able to get it out of my head till I listened to it five more times. So I fell for that one too.
And now comes “Let’s Go,” the band’s newest single. It isn’t as unabashedly and ridiculously catchy as those other two tracks, mostly because the band have toned down their in-your-face swagger — but to great effect, actually. ”Let’s Go” sounds much better suited to mainstream radio, and with a little luck it could break the band as one of the “new” faces of 2012. Mainstream pop fans sure love their “woo-woo-woo”s, and this track has got them in droves, along with that call-to-arms (“Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!”) that summer festival-goers love. Listen below and get ahead of the crowd.
Stream: Matt & Kim – “Let’s Go”