The couple of early days of sunshine we’ve had in London recently have led to the equally early stages of development of an optimistic ‘Summer in the Park’ playlist in the office – this song is one of the foundation members.

Yeasayer – Ambling Alp

Yeasayer - Odd Blood

I’ve been saying it “yee-sayer” the past few weeks but actually just discovered it’s “yay-sayer”…I’d quite like to call them “woo-hoo!-sayer” but then no one would know what I’m talking about so…possibly best not to.

When you hear the track, if you haven’t already, you’ll understand why – it’s so positive, happy, upbeat, inspiring and about keeping your head up when things get tough.

“But your lows will have their complement of highs

the lyric that just about sums up the song.

It’s the first single from the Brooklyn-based trio’s second album, Odd Blood, out on Mute Records on Monday (8th Feb) and I was excited to find out they’ll be at KoKo in May as a follow up to the sold out show at Heaven in a couple of weeks.

Pre-order the album here! (Or just buy it when it’s released tomorrow…)