"Helena Beat" is a song by American indie pop band Foster the People from their debut studio album Torches. The song is the first single of the album. It was written by Mark Foster, and it was produced by Greg Kurstin, Mark Foster (co-producer). The song was solicited to radio on July 26, 2011, and solicited to radio in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2011. A music video was released onto YouTube on July 18, 2011.