Jamie xx ft. Young Thug & Popcaan - "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)"
This might not be the nation's song of the summer, but this Jamie xx/Thugger/Popcaan collaboration is an amazing example of summer bliss. With an instrumental that borrows some marching band snares and applies them to the most laid back dancehall track we've heard in a bit, the three artists have created something wholly unique.
The combination of that throwback vocal sample, Young Thug's perfect melodies, and Popcaan's crooning could have turned into a ugly, busy mess of a song. But thanks to Jamie's deft touch, all of the pieces fit together perfectly on this record. "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" is a song that will change your entire mood; if you weren't feeling good before, hit play... you'll be fine soon enough.—khal