Where's the bridge that's gonna take me home/The bridge that someone's fighting over/A bridge that someone's paying for/A bridge so old just let it goooooooo
It's here!!!!! It's here it's here it's here it's here!! The lead songle from the NEW ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ALBUM. new AnCo, featuring AVEY/PANDA HARMONIZING, GEOLOGIST PRODUCTION, PANDA BEAR ON THE DRUMS, and RIP TO DEAKIN. Haha I love it??? Obviously I love it. What was my prediction for it? SEEMS ACCURATE TBH i must be a visionary.
What do we have here? Starting off with some cool PURE SONIC elements into DRUMS into AVEY going HAM, trading lines with good old noah like JAY Z and KANYE, they are the psychefreak folkalectronica versions of Jay Z and Kanye. Song seems to be about coming up with the absolute ideal place to live, the place that has everything you want, I have done that myself and I just ended up with New York City but with Akihabara. It seems like they conclude that this is Florida??? Or no rather they conclude that such a place does not exist, it is unreachable, but at the same time it's home, and that everything you do, every nonsense activity, every fast friendship, every silly note and happy smile adds up to paradise, which is also home. IMO that's what it's about IMO i haven't spent too much time thinking about it. it's sorta like Since I Left You thematically I suppose, but a sort of inverse of that, like, Since I am returning to you... "we're gonna have some fun" or something.
I love the production, they really emphasized the harmonies and such that sorta got obliterated on CentiHertz, leaving the vocal tracks really clean and full, and their vocals are super dynamic, with that classic AnCo "rush to sustain" tempo. The chorus is super silly hahaha I love it. So cute and simple and catchy. This really seems to be the Avey/Panda dreamteam in effect, with a thick layer of Geologist sonics which I can only describe as "happy happy swamp". The ending is the BEST, the part about the bridge to take me home etc etc, what a jam, they could have repeated that section for another five minutes.
What a great song. Happy happy music. Happy music from a band that has been active and beloved for 15 years now, and is very comfortable and happy to be able to continue experimenting and having fun. Bouncy happy crunchy springtime music, a late autumn promise of a spring to come, a promise so strong winter is almost obliterated. dance-in-your-chaircore, understand-the-beach-boysmore wave. Say hello to the AOTY2016.