This Is Our Jam: Air France, "It Feels Good To Be Around You"

When Air France released No Way Down in 2008, I had no idea how long its shelf-life would be. Three years later, that record has become the soundtrack to countless summer days, with its six light-as-air tracks having revealed themselves as a high-water mark for Swedish balearic pop. So, even as the genre becomes ever-more crowded (see: jj, ceo, Delorean), a new Air France track is something to get very excited about.
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“It Feels Good To Be Around You,” sounds just like Air France should with steel drums and breezy synths supporting chopped-up, bittersweet vocals. This time around, the duo has enlisted U.K. electronic artist Star Slinger for help with the mixing, surrounding the arrangement with hazy AM-radio static. With music that sounds this effortless, you’d think Air France could release it more often, but I guess we’ll have to take what we can get: In this case, it's perfectly arranged, infinitely re-listenable pop music.
Air France
"It Feels Good To Be Around You"
 
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