Miike Snow – “Heart Is Full” (Stereogum Premiere)
The members of Swedish/American avant-pop trio Miike Snow never stop making music — their Wikipedia page seems like the foundation for a musical Kevin Bacon game attempting to connect them to everyone in the music industry in six steps or less — but it’s been three years since they’ve released any together. That changes today as Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, and Andrew Wyatt return with “Heart Is Full.” It’s a big, bold metropolitan pop track bolstered by a walloping boom-bap drum loop, blaring soul samples, Auto-Tuned crooning, and one of those humongous pop-rock choruses Swedish studio pros tend to specialize in. The resulting single sounds like Akon, Peter Bjorn And John, and DJ Premier ended up in a room together and actually figured out how to make their competing aesthetics fit together; it’s chaotic, but beautifully so. Check it out below.
“Heart Is Full” will appear on Miike Snow’s third full-length album, III, due out in 2016. A music video directed by Lance Drake premieres next week.