This summer’s teen-dream mystery love flick is called Paper Towns, and it stars the inimitable model and celebrity BFF Cara Delevingne. Remember how The Fault In Our Stars took over last year’s summer? Well John Green has done it again — Paper Towns is another adaptation of one of his books. Honestly, it looks pretty good! But that’s not really what I’m here to write about; I’m here to introduce you to Sam Bruno. She’s got the featherweight optimism of Lorde at her dreamiest and the internet-savvy chirp-warp that catapulted Ryn Weaver to fame. “Search Party” is ostensibly a song about running away, but really it’s a song about belonging to a secret world that only one other person has access to. This song is the place where only the person who knows you best can find you. Not just that, though — it whirrs with the same addictive synth-stutter clang that made me and my friends listen to “Paper Planes” for the duration of an entire party one summer during college. I haven’t felt like this since the first time I heard “Royals.” Finally, a summer anthem I can co-sign without an ounce of hesitation. Further fun fact about Bruno: she already has a Kanye West stamp of approval. She appeared on Cruel Summer as one of the writers on “The One” a song featuring Kanye, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Marsha Ambrosius. “Search Party” will be so huge I’ll probably hate it in a few months, but right now I don’t want to listen to anything else ever again.
Here’s the Paper Towns trailer; this song is the first single off the soundtrack.
Get “Search Party” here via iTunes.