local natives Sunlit Youth (CD, £10.50)label: infectious
Local Natives release their third album. “A lot of the excitement in making this new album came from discovering how to make songs in different ways,” the band’s Ryan Hahn says. “You start thinking, ‘What do I want to hear?’ Forget about what we’ve done and what people expect. This is a song that I would want to hear. Lyrically, ‘Villainy’ is about realising that you have the ability to change your situation, that you can start again everyday. We applied that to how we made music this time around. We wanted all the new songs to have a different energy, to challenge ourselves to do something different each time.” ‘Sunlit Youth’ caps a trilogy of albums for Local Natives, which began with their 2010 breakout ‘Gorilla Manor’, followed by 2013’s ‘Hummingbird’, which earned worldwide acclaim and opened at #12 on the Billboard 200. Together, the two albums have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.
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