Local Natives share new song ‘Villainy’

The first song from their currently-untitled upcoming album

Local Natives have shared a new song ‘Villainy’ – the first teaser from their currently-untitled upcoming album, due out later this year.

The song was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, with the presenter describing ‘Villainy’ as the “the first piece of music from” their upcoming third album, which is yet to be titled.

During the interview, band members Taylor Rice and Ryan Hahn said that they wrote over 50 songs when making the album. They revealed that in the past, they wrote about 16 or 18 per record.

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Earlier this year (April 29) Local Natives launched their first new track in three years, after playing a surprise show in San Francisco last night (April 28).

The L.A-based five-piece have been pretty quiet since the launch of second album ‘Hummingbird’ in 2013, but announced work on a third album as early as August 2014, at a show in Salt Lake City.

The new track ‘Past Lives’ was unveiled in a live setting in San Francisco, a show announced on the band’s social media at a day’s notice. It’s not been confirmed whether ‘Past Lives’ will appear on the new album. You can listen to ‘Villainy’ below.