Local Natives have officially announced their third album, Sunlit Youth. The follow-up to 2013’s Hummingbird is out September 9 via Loma Vista Recordings/Infectious Music.
In a press release, the band’s Ryan Hahn said of the new record:
A lot of the excitement in making this new album came from discovering how to make songs in different ways. You start thinking, “What do I want to hear?” Forget about what we’ve done and what people expect. This is a song that I would want to hear. Lyrically, “Villainy” is about realising that you have the ability to change your situation, that you can start again everyday. We applied that to how we made music this time around. We wanted all the new songs to have a different energy, to challenge ourselves to do something different each time. - Pfork