New Music: Young Buffalo – Nature Boy

This song incites automatic joy from the off with its happy-go-lucky, bouncy opening. The chorus, perhaps, has slightly too many layers of noise- there is such prolific use of drumming elsewhere in the piece that the chorus could provide an elegant break from it. The lead singer’s Jonathan Pierce-esque voice is slopes lazily yet it’s beautifully controlled in a way glossy and smooth. You automatically love it because who doesn’t love something that gives you a spontaneous feeling of elation? It’s a song to fill those dreamlike days where you wish everything were in sepia.  It’s just, for loss of a better and more enthusiastic adjective, great.