The Best Tracks of 2019, #4

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4. Weyes Blood, “Everyday”

“True love is making a comeback,” sings Natalie Mering on the pretty single “Everyday”. “For only half because the rest just feel bad.” That dynamic between the happy and the miserable drives the song, which sounds so much like a Burt Bacharach/Hal David composition that it feels familiar as soon as you hear it. Mering’s talent as an arranger is extraordinary (that “pa, pa-pa pah” harmony is irresistible), and the song is made even better by her voice, which goes for a full-on Karen Carpenter feel. Romantic without being cloying, confessional without feeling whiny, this is pop songwriting at its finest.