Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Song by Local Natives, "Past Lives"

Local Natives (via Twitter)
L.A. based indie rock band Local Natives is back with a new song, "Past Lives," its first since 2013's sophomore album Hummingbird. This tune startles the listener into submission with a spare hymn-like intro of Taylor Rice's soulful singing "Save me." Then the music builds, adding pulsating rhythms and pleading guitar lines to create a familiar, complex instrumentation by the group until it all ends just as abruptly.

Rice elaborates, "The world is not static, it's made new over and over again. But we tend to live the same patterns in a loop, loving the same way, wrestling the same demons, the same dynamics playing out around us again and again. Untangling every moment and decision that led us to where we are now can make fate feel concrete, inescapable. But our world is not fixed, it's constantly reemerging, and we can change it into whatever we want." Take a listen via YouTube and be on the lookout for a new album soon.