Track of the Day: 'What Are You Waiting For?'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader recommends this debut track from Apollo LTD. How Dusty Henry of Consequences of Sound hears it:

[Jordan Phillips and Adam Stark]’s expert grasp of the pop genre shines on the track. Each melody could be a hook in its own right, from the “na na na” opening to the elated falsetto in the chorus. Clinking piano chords and fuzzed out guitar riffs blend in the background, giving the song a slight rock edge without ever leaving pop territory. It’s a radio friendly single with bite, living up to the band’s proposed vision.