Earlier this month, Passion Pit and Miike Snow graced the lineup of the late-aught nostalgia explosion Just Like Heaven; Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos seemed to feel the magic most of all, telling the crowd he'd been sleeping for quite a while, but their overwhelming love woke him up.
Whether or not "I Found You" was written before that exciting event, the first Passion Pit release in two years certainly captures the feeling, perhaps in large part due to the cheesy-grin signature of the band's collaborators, Galantis. (The dance-pop duo is composed of Miike Snow's Christian Karlsson and his buddy Linus Eklöw, so maybe there was some backstage jamming taking place?)
Angelakos' instantly-recognizable high-pitched yell is as sunny, infectious and powerful as it ever was over these hand-clap vibes. "I Found You" is all about the energetic rush. It sounds like turning your smiling face toward the big, blue sky and feeling your cheeks warm with possibility. It's a song that celebrates that winning feeling, as if to prove that we can feel that way with just the press of a button.
"I Found You" is out now on Columbia Records. Feel the magic in your bones below.