Local Natives are drawing closer to the release of their sophomore LP Hummingbird, and in anticipation of the big unveil they’ve released the album’s second single “Heavy Feet.” It’s a cinematic, slowly building tune with tense percussion and barely restrained guitars. Handclaps fill out a swirling melody as the tune rises in energy before drawing back again. It’s good stuff, and with The National’s Aaron Dessner producing the album, you can expect the rest of it to sound just as lush. I can’t wait.
Pre-0rder the Deluxe Edition of Hummingbird on dark red vinyl from Insound.