I’ve been a fan of the Silversun Pickups for a while now, and their 2015 album, Better Nature, is another great collection of songs. My favorite so far has been “The Wild Kind”:
This is the last song on the album, and it has that feel. It takes it’s time, starts out slow, builds up, and then chills out again. And somehow, it manages to maintain an ethereal feel to it across the song. It’s also a slight departure from some of the band’s darker and cynical songs, which might also be part of the draw. I always enjoy when a band tackles something out of their safe zone, and then does it well. It’s almost as satisfying as when they manage to hit the bar on a follow-up song we as listeners tend to set for them when we like a song.
If you haven’t checked out Better Nature yet, I’d advise checking it out. It’s even available streaming for free on Prime Music.