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New Lucky Kilimanjaro: “Kaze Ni Naru”

The thing about being upbeat is that you really need to commit to not come off as phony. Lucky Kilimanjaro occupy just the right corner here, creating bouncy dance-pop topped off by shout-along hooks that never get too twee and mutate into an I’m From Barcelona group hug. “Kaze Ni Naru” offers up joy in a way that never feels cloistering, always keeping some space even as the band fills the song up with synthesized string notes and side twinkles that offer a little wide-eyed wonder to this. It never goes too far, but it never holds back on offering up a little brightness in a dance-pop shell. Listen above.