Mixtape 476: Cults – Oh My God

You wanted a summer pop song? Here’s your goddamn summer pop song.

Cults – Oh My God

I like this for a lot of the same reasons I like Arcade Fire’s Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), the vocals have an airy way of marching along without giving you a chance to breathe.

The whole song shimmers under the light of the sun, constantly propelling forward with no real regard for where it will end up. The song is anchored by a rolling rhythm section and crafted by the singer.  Out of nowhere you find yourself falling into the chorus, headfirst into a wall of sound, wondering how any part of the song could be catchier than another. Somehow, though, the chorus sticks in your head.

I had a tough time deciding which Cults song should be added to the mixtape. There are so many catchy, wonderful songs, including the previously released Go Outside, and You Know What I Mean, which I almost chose thanks to the last chorus alone (I’m a sucker for singing an octave higher), not even including the verse, which uses the tune from Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes. Oh My God is just so good that I had to go with it.

Song number four of the summer mixtape for 2011, the:

Mixtape 476 – 2011

…is Oh My God by Cults.

1. The Dean’s List – Dear Professor

2. Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

3. Jim Jones and Girl Talk – Believe in Magic (ft. Lloyd)

4. Cults – Oh My God