Despite spending most of the year working on his side project Junip, Swedish bro José González decided to contribute three original solo cuts for the soundtrack to Ben Stiller's upcoming film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. One of those songs, the rousing "Step Out," just so happens to be a best new track.

Unlike, well, just about everything else he's ever done, "Step Out" is an epic, bombastic track that is propelled onward and upward by pounding drums and a children's choir, the latter of which give the track a heavy Arcade Fire "Wake Up" feel. González's normally hushed vocals have no problem settling into the song's frantic, at least by his standards, pace. The song definitely sounds like it was scored for a film, with the brief interlude of near silence towards the middle. And then it builds, and builds, and feels like it may never stop building. I honestly had no clue González had a track like this in him. I'm glad he did, though, and that he decided to share it.

Hear it for yourself below:



The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is in theaters this Christmas. The soundtrack is set to drop on December 17th. But if you're looking to purchase José González "Step Out" then you don't need to wait. Head on over to iTunes right offing now and pick up the single for the low price of $1.29 (Think any of the profits from iTunes' .30 pay hike went to the artists? Yeah, me neither).

Thanks for stopping by Bitcandy, where we want to step outside, but can't stop listening to this song.