This week on Tracking, a weekly series in which we discuss our favorite songs of the year, you can listen to additions from Niki & the Dove, Santigold, Lower Dens, St. Vincent and Purity Ring. (Click on the arrows to navigate through the songs.)
Niki & the Dove – “Tomorrow” (1 of 5)
“Tomorrow,” the latest in the brief oeuvre by the unstoppable Niki & the Dove is a textbook example of the different heights a song can plunge and climb to. Lured in by the haunting, electrifying vocal that floating above a jumpy electric line, it’s all so quiet – and then crash! bang! wallop! the chorus bursts into a kaleidoscope of sound which builds as the song progresses while Malin Dahlström’s vocal spirals away. With the accompaniment of the spacey, sci-fi video, the overall effect is gloriously euphoric. A truly exhilarating listen and one for festival audiences this summer. Niki & the Dove’s Instict is out May 14.