Watch: Local Natives - “Dark Days (Featuring Nina Persson)” Video

Sunlit Youth Out Now via Loma Vista/Infectious Music

Mar 08, 2017
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Local Natives released their third album, Sunlit Youth, last September via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Now the band has shared a video of Sunlit Youth track "Dark Days." The song features guest vocals from Nina Persson of The Cardigans and A Camp. The video is made up of footage shot over the past two and a half years during the band's travels to Thailand, Malaysia, London, Nicaragua, and elsewhere. Watch it below.

The band issued a statement about the video:

"'Dark Days' is a bit of a misleading name. It's a nostalgic song about high school first loves and all the intensity and tension surrounding them, mixed with a little dose of religious guilt. Growing up in Southern California, we didn't have many days without sun. 'Dark Days' brought to mind good memories of swimming on rainy days and sneaking out to your girlfriend's house.

"We'd never done a duet before and when we brainstormed on our favorite female vocalists, Nina Persson immediately came to mind. We'd never met or had any connection to her prior, but she gave us a chance and we're so happy to have her beautiful voice on our record. 

"This footage is from the past two years of making Sunlit Youth. Instead of just going to a 'proper studio' in LA, we used most of our recording budget to travel and work in some beautiful locations. Our friend Jonathan came along and filmed us in Thailand, Malaysia, Joshua Tree, Ojai, Nicaragua, and London. Not really sure why Taylor was naked..."

Read our 2016 interview with Local Natives on Sunlit Youth.

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