This is a jam that has been played over and over again throughout the year as we pump out and round up the coolest things in the world for you awesome readers. It's by Future Islands and it's the song "Seasons (Waiting On You)." Their lead singer, frontman Samuel T. Herring, has a voice that's wildly ernest, sincere, and passionate, and it comes through in both his tone and performance. Pitchfork describes him as "...this dude with a tucked-in shirt, khakis, and a receding hairline bobbing and weaving, grinding gears in his throat, giving a f*** yeah gesture before a perfect pop modulation takes him to the chorus." See and hear it in action during this performance on David Letterman's late night show in May 2014, which was their first TV appearance ever. Bill Hader, the SNL alum, also gave it some serious praise.
Here's the official music video for the song, which is filled with some beautiful Americana imagery.
And here's just the song.
Hope you guys enjoy.