I came across The Submarines on Pandora last year, originally with a remix of theirs (which will be a later MMB post, someday), but that caused me to check them out further and discover the relaxed, upbeat, and seemingly simple “Birds”.
Besides being a great groove, what I love about this song is it’s deceptive simplicity. A lot of that is how it starts out with just simple guitar, bass and drums, then adds the vocals. However, the song continues to grow dynamic elements and flares (harmony, piano, and then synthetic elements), but without losing that simple feel.
It’s a beautiful, summery song, which fits in great while the warm weather is still here!