Local Natives have unveiled a new music video for ‘Dark Days’, the latest single off their 2016 release ‘Sunlit Youth’. The video features behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album, which they recorded in different locations including Asia, South America, the Pacific Islands, and the UK. The colorful and picturesque locales add a nostalgic feel to the video. 

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The indie pop group explained the backstory behind 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…”

Local Natives will be on tour during the next couple of months in support of ‘Sunlit Youth’.

Local Natives 2017 Tour Dates:

03/16 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
03/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
03/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
03/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
03/21 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
03/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
03/24 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
03/25 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
03/26 – Oxfords, MS @ The Lyric
03/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
03/29 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
03/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
03/31 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/01 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Pavilion
04/03 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
04/04 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04/05 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
04/07 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
04/08 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
04/11 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
04/12 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
04/13 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/17 – San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre
04/19 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
05/19-21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/28 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
05/31-06/04 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/02-04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
06/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06/24 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby on the Beach
07/28 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/04-06 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

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