Starwalker – “Everybody’s Got Their Own Way” (Stereogum Premiere)

Charles Innis | January 18, 2016 - 9:53 am

Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang’s Bardi Johannsson write twinkly, spacey synth rock under the fitting name of Starwalker, and we’ve been enjoying their work for a while. Last month they shared a video for “Le President,” the first single off their self-titled debut album. Today they’re back with details on that album and another new song, a wide-eyed, congratulatory anthem with dazzling key melodies and a markedly smiley, catchy rhythm. “Everybody’s Got Their Own Way” ascends sky-high by building layers of laser synth lines, and even a flute at one moment, until reaching a fluttery climax. There’s something spiritually cleansing about this track, like it exists purely for elation — to uplift and pat you on the back. Listen below.

Starwalker tracklist:
01 “Holidays”
02 “Blue Hawaii”
03 “Losers Can Win”
04 “Radio”
05 “Everybody’s Got Their Own Way”
06 “Come And Stay”
07 “Get Me”
08 “Le President”
09 “Bad Weather”
10 “Demeter”

Starwalker is out 4/1 on Prototyp Recording & Bang ehf via Sena ehf. Pre-order at iTunes starting Tuesday, 1/19, and get bonus track “Crazy On You” as an instant grat.