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Premiere: Local Nomad Shares New Video for Track “Summertime”

Local Nomad EP Out Now

Aug 12, 2020 Local Nomad
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Long Island native Michael Desmond, aka Local Nomad, has shared his new video for his track “Summertime,” a nostalgic look back on childhood from the pains of adulthood. The closing track off his July EP is a sunny electro pop track that masks its melancholia with new wave synths and a catchy falsetto hook. Check out the video, as well as the link to the full EP below.

Some may recognize Desmond as the frontman for orchestral indie rock band Gabriel The Marine, but his latest EP has far more in common with vintage pop such as Paul Simon and Phil Collins. Desmond’s newfound style fuses blue eyed soul and indie pop to great effect on the EP as he reflects on aging, friendship, and looking into a rapidly changing future. The narrative of “Summertime” is best summed up by the title to another track on the EP - “Getting Old is a Bitch.” Local Nomad reflects on his own childhood growing up playing baseball. As his friends age, move away, and grow apart he realizes life will never be that simple again. The narrative of rose-colored childhood friendships meeting harsh adult reality recalls classic coming-of-age stories such as Stand By Me.

In a press statement on the video, Desmond had this to say: “‘Summertime’ reminisces on the good old days growing up in a small town and playing baseball with my friends. Simpler times. I always had this visual of returning home to the baseball field alone while everyone else had moved on in life and gone their separate ways. There is real universal loneliness in growing up and becoming an adult that I think we can all relate to - infused with nostalgia and melancholia. My friend James Morano is a super talented director so we just mapped out a shot list, picked up a camera, and filmed it all in pretty much a day.”

Check out the full EP here.

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