Best Tracks 2015: Jamie xx - "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)"
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:31:16
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What makes the perfect summer song? A catchy intro, a slick yet sophisticated beat, a message we can all get behind, that "it" factor? Jamie xx's "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" has all of those, especially the "it" factor, and it seems almost everything Jamie xx touches these days turns to gold. Throw in Young Thug, Popcaan, and a sample from The Persuasions' 1972 single, "Good Times," and you have pop dynamite.
There's something undeniably tropical about the song, and it's not just Popcaan's Jamaican inflection. The entire track just bursts of hot, sweaty, summer beach life. It's got love, sex, and mass appeal to boot.
On Jamie xx's debut album In Colour, he spent time crisscrossing the global dance music scene. At times, it felt as if we were under the Tube, and at others times, deep on a remote tropical island. On "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," listeners are transported to the greatest party on the best beach in the world. Any time the song comes on, everyone is having the time of their life. It's cheeky, excited yet calm, and confident - everything anyone could want from summer.
Watch "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" from Jamie xx featuring Young Thug, Popcaan:
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Jamie xx's group, The xx, is currently in the studio, and we are hopeful for a 2016 release!