Fitz and the Tantrums didn’t set out to write 2016’s Song of the Summer. But “HandClap,” the lead single from the L.A. band’s new self-titled third album, has suddenly emerged as a contender.
It’s already being counted alongside Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” and Drake’s “One Dance” as one of the defining singles of the season. “HandClap” is currently at No. 6 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and at No. 12 on the Hot Rock Songs tally.
Don’t expect it to slow down.
“HandClap” was the...