Since hearing “Heartbeat” a decade or so ago, I’ve had a strange relationship with Tahiti 80. I’ve purchased all their albums, but I’ve never loved any of them. There are a few gems on each, but overall their style isn’t conducive to listening 45 minutes straight. But the high points are so much higher than the lows that it makes investing in their work worth it.
Their latest album – Activity Center – won’t be released here in the States for another two weeks, but here’s a track from it: a predictably sunny, upbeat piece of French pop. After having temperatures reach the 70’s here in Rochester yesterday, it was perfect for rolling the windows in my car down.
Tahiti 80 – Unpredictable (mp3) from the forthcoming Activity Center