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Local Natives Return to the Present With New Single "Past Lives"

New MusicWeston PaganoComment

"Save me from the prime of my life," Local Natives plead at the start of their first track in three years, gliding into their signature vocal harmonies before mounting percussion crescendos in some tight glimpses of guitar.

The LA favorites' new single "Past Lives" is officially released today, though it's been performed live in the past and even appeared in Will Arnett's Flaked. In a press release vocalist and bassist Taylor Rice says of the song,

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.

It's the newest and most convincing of a recent string of hints pointing towards a new LP on the way following a revamped website and a few scheduled summer shows including Lollapalooza; we'll probably be seeing a lot more of "Past Lives" in the future.