Although you’ll be able to hear the entire album when it drops digitally next week, Beirut still wants to make sure you hear what might be the most radio-friendly track on The Rip Tide. If you can remember, we actually first heard “Santa Fe” this past May when bandleader Zach Condon and company played a gig in Norfolk, Va. But you can forget about having to listen to a live recording as the track has now appeared online. Should you hear Beirut on the radio soon, “Santa Fe” will be the reason. It will be interesting to see if Condon will keep writing more pop-leaning material like this.
You can stream the track below. The Rip Tide drops Aug. 2 digitally while physical copies are due out Aug. 30.