Local Natives will release Hummingbirds, their sophomore LP, on January 29, but today the group shared the recording of “Heavy Feet,” a propulsive, piano-driven track off of the eagerly anticipated album. Though the group played the track as part of its surprise CMJ set back in October, this is your first chance to hear the song in its pristine, immaculate studio-version.
Like the swirling, emotive “Breakers”, the track bears the mark of producer Aaron Dessner (of indie-rock heavyweights the National). But this song is even sparser, using a haunting guitar part and ominous hand claps to create a melancholy brooding quality. It’s simultaneously delicate and sure-footed. Check it out, below.