Local Natives have announced their forthcoming EP Sour Lemon, which is set for release on October 23rd. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for their new collaboration with Sharon Van Etten, “Lemon.”
“From the time we started writing to recording to shooting the video, I have moved to LA, Taylor had a child who is now 10 1/2 months, and Ryan is now engaged,” Van Etten explains. “I connected with the song at each stage: collaborating and getting to know each other, receiving their openness and generosity, recording the song and feeling the camaraderie and accepted as a part of the band, to shooting the video and reciprocating this longing and connection. Our friendship and our lives have grown since we first met, and this is a documentation of that… I’m looking forward to seeing where we all go from here.”
In “Lemon,” Local Natives’ Taylor Rice and Van Etten sing a duet about longing for connection, despite living in a world of isolation and distraction. The accompanying music video follows Rice and Van Etten as they walk along the LA River, only to meet briefly while crossing a bridge.
Watch the video for “Lemon” and check out the tracklist for Sour Lemon below.
Sour Lemon Tracklist:
01 – “Lemon featuring Sharon Van Etten”
02 – “Statues in the Garden (Arras)”
03 – “Lost”
04 – “Future Lovers”