Local Natives – ‘Statues in the Garden (Arras)’

Photo credit: Jonathan Chu

Local Natives have released the Jamie K Wolfe-directed animated video to ‘Statues in the Garden (Arras)’. Arras is the name of the town in France where the band first demoed the song while the swirling sound captures the thought process of someone who is struggling to keep up with changes both in his personal life and the wider world. The melancholic and melodic sound reminded us of some of Dawes or Conor Oberst’s solo material with added emo elements while the considered lyrics pack an emotional punch: ‘He wants it all. It’s not enough. He feelss the walls around him and he’s climbing up. He takes the shot, he lines it up and then he thinks about the consequences’; ‘I can’t slow down, not for a moment, even if I wanted to’.

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