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Local Natives Share Lyric Video for New Song “Nova”

Song Meant to Sync to Interstellar and a Playboi Carti Video

Nov 15, 2019 Local Natives
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Local Natives released a new album, Violet Street, back in April via Loma Vista. Now they have shared a brand new song, “Nova,” via a lyric video for the track. It was recorded during the sessions for Violet Street with that album’s producer Shawn Everett and according to a press release “the song was originally edited to sync up with two unexpected visuals: Interstellar and Playboi Carti’s music video for ‘Location.’” Check it out below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates, including some recently announced co-headlining dates with Foals.

The band had this to say about the song in the press release: “We recorded ‘Nova’ while making Violet Street with every intention of putting it on the album. At the very last moment we took it off, but are happy to set it free now. It’s about the haze that surrounds you when you first fall in love, the all consuming fantasy of it. The recording was a prime example of the wild processes we undertook with our producer Shawn Everett. Like a mad scientist, Shawn spliced together moments of us jamming live as a full band inside his warehouse and the sound of smashing beer bottles into a trashcan. We edited all of it to sync up with the scene in Interstellar where Matthew McConaughey goes inside a black hole. With that scene being too long, we ultimately edited it to sync up with Playboi Carti’s music video for ‘Location.’”

Previously Local Natives shared two songs from Violet Street: “Café Amarillo” (via a video) and “When Am I Gonna Lose You” via a video that starred actress Kate Mara (The Martian, Megan Leavey). “When Am I Gonna Lose You” was one of our Songs of the Week. Then they shared another song from the album, closing track “Tap Dancer,” via a video for the track (it also made our Songs of the Week list). Then they shared one last song from the album, “Megaton Mile.”

For Violet Street the band worked with producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War on Drugs).

Kelcey Ayer (Local Natives’ co-vocalist, pianist, and one of the band’s primary songwriters) released his debut solo album under the name Jaws of Love. (the period at the end of the name is intentional), Tasha Sits Close to the Piano, in 2017 via House Arrest.

Read our 16th Annual Artist Survey interview with Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer.

Read our 2016 interview with Local Natives on Sunlit Youth.

Read our 2017 Artist Survey interview with Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer.

Local Natives Tour Dates:

5/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *^
5/24 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum *^
5/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center *^
5/27 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom *^
5/29 - Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom *^
5/30 - Houston, TX @ Lawn at White Oak Music Hall *^
6/1 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy *^
6/2- Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater *^
6/3 - Washington D.C. @ The Anthem *^
6/6 - Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *^
6/7 - Montreal, QC @ MTELUS *^
6/9 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *^
6/10 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *

* co-headlining w/ Foals
^ w Cherry Glazerr

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