Local Natives have 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 been posted online today (April 29), alongside some imagery featuring the title cut up into angular cover art.
Listen to ‘Past Lives’ via Soundcloud, below:
Taylor Rice, who plays bass and sings in the band, also talked about the track in an accompanying press release, saying:
“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.”
2013 single ‘Ceilings’ was the last from the band, and was taken from American number 12 album ‘Hummingbird’, which also features Aaron Dessner of The National, both as a musician and producer.