Galantis is the Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw, who have been the masterminds in the songwriting credits for tracks like Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” You’ll hear the same glittery, earworm elements that made those songs pop in their new track “Peanut Butter Jelly.” It splits the tidal wave build-and-crash of an EDM banger with a retro string sample that’s crisply playful like Clean Bandit’s brand of pop. Instead of a bright, sincere vocalist like Jess Glynne though, Galantis aren’t afraid to use vocal effects to pitch-shift and warp their own vocals throughout the track. Karlsson and Eklöw had a breakout hit with “Runaway (U&I),” and they’ve only released an EP so far. They plan to remedy that by releasing their debut album Pharmacy in June. The bizarro cute cover art and PG lyrics make this song a kid-friendly bit of electro-pop, and the perfect lead single for the new record. But if you really expect me to post this song without referencing this, then you’re sorely mistaken. Listen below.
(via Rolling Stone)
Pharmacy is out 6/8 via Atlantic.