Vampire Weekend : Ya Hey
It’s right there in the title. On the surface, it’s a switch up of one of the best pop tracks of the last decade. But put in the context of the biblical explorations contained within the track, it’s a play on Yahweh, the ancient name of the lord. It’s Ezra Koenig’s greatest showing as a lyricist, achieving an impossible mesh of millennia-old culture and modern pop culture shoutouts to The Rolling Stones and Desmond Dekker. It’s heart-warmingly intimate while exploring the most expansive of concepts. Pure, affable genius.