Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "You and I" by Caribou, from the 2020 album Suddenly on Merge Records.
photo by Thomas Neukum
written by Janice Headley

It's been five years since we last heard from award-winning electro-pop composer Caribou (real name: Dan Snaith), but that doesn't mean he's been slacking.

“I record music every day, and I love it – as much or more than I have always done,” Snaith said via a press release. “I feel very lucky – the thrill has never, ever left me.”

Pieces of the nearly 900 draft ideas he's collected over the past few years have coagulated into his forthcoming full-length Suddenly, out February 28th through Merge Records. Get a sneak peek of the new LP with today's featured track “You and I”, a single he says really reflects the new album.

“‘You and I’ was one of the first tracks on the album that I started, and one of the last tracks I finished; it existed in some form or other throughout the whole arc of making the record. It also captures a lot of what the record, and the title of the album, are about — the track changes suddenly and unpredictably, and it is about a change in my life that happened out of the blue.”

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