For the most part, Local Natives have been mum since the release of their 2013 LP Hummingbird. Today they return with “Past Lives”, a very pretty new song—their first in three years, in fact.
LN’s bassist and vocalist Taylor Rice had this to say on the new song:
The world is not static, it's made new over and over again. But we tend to live the same patterns in a loop, loving the same way, wrestling the same demons, the same dynamics playing out around us again and again. Untangling every moment and decision that led us to where we are now can make fate feel concrete, inescapable. But our world is not fixed, it's constantly reemerging, and we can change it into whatever we want.
Local Natives are expected to announce a new album very soon.