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I’m a sucker for a good bass line. This song by Glass Animals – an indie rock band from Oxford, England – delivers.

When you grow up living with a sibling who plays the bass guitar non-stop, you cannot help but develop an ear for new, distinctive, groovy bass riffs. In fact, it is to your advantage to recommend new tracks to your sibling, otherwise you’re just stuck listening to “Aeroplane” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on repeat.

I also love all the background noises on this song. Listen closely! Maybe it’s the fact that I’m writing this in the middle of the Quebec wilderness, where I’ve been spending my days listening to mysterious birdsongs, frogs croaking, and eerie loon calls at night. But it feels to me like there is a full backing orchestra of woodland creatures on this track: I hear crickets, bullfrogs, cicadas, the flutter of hummingbirds’ wings, ducks, buzzing bees, and some babbling brooks for good measure.

“Toes” by Glass Animals

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