Jesse Futerman makes his Pacific Rhythm debut with a life-affirming slice of music lovingly crafted in Canada’s French quarter in the summer of 2019. On “Luckey,” the Montreal producer reunites with his good friend Beverly Glenn-Copeland — a Canadian music legend whose keyboard-inflected outsider folk has been making waves across the world recently — and a cast of guest musicians for a song full of vibrant emotion and plush instrumentation, as Futerman works with an ensemble incorporating cello, saxophone, bass, and vintage hardware to great effect.

There’s a melancholy tinge to the swooning synths, but the infectious vocals and pitter-patter drums are uplifting and reassuring. “Luckey” is the kind of track that just radiates contentment, joy and gratitude — Futerman himself says he teared up laying down Justin Wright’s cello, which gives you an idea of the vibes contained herein.

The release also comes with a beautiful reimagining from Peaking Lights, who puts a dubbed-out spin on the track, like ’80s post-disco via ’90s Afro-cosmic Ibiza tracks, rounding off an EP whose classic touch and classy arrangements will surely elevate any individual who is Luckey enough to cross paths with it.