I’ve been listening to Local Natives for a very long time. They were one of my favorites bands in high school, back when I had just started my journey of falling in love with alternative music. Their newest album, Sunlit Youth, will be officially released today: September 9th, 2016 and I am rediscovering why I fell in love with Local Natives in the first place.
Fountain of Youth was by far my top favorite new addition to the station this week. It’s a little different from what I’m used to hearing from them, but I’m very pleased with their new stuff as a whole. I feel like when you listen to their newest track, you’re being given important and relevant life advice—not to mention being entertained by some amazing tunes.
Local Natives have this beautiful gift of creating music that makes you truly feel something through their airy melodies and intense beats. Front man Taylor Rice is one of the most talented performers, in my opinion. To be able to evoke such emotion in just three to four minutes is pure and raw talent. One of my favorite songs from Local Natives is Heavy Feet from their second album Hummingbird, released back in 2013. Heavy Feet is like the poster child of slow depressing songs with an ironic, uplifting beat, but what can I say? It’s my favorite and was the anthem of my high school career.
Long story short, Local Natives are one of the most creative, and purely talented bands in the world of alternative music and their newest album (released today!) is nothing short of amazing.