‘Hummingbird’ don’t fly away

The Local Natives take a youthful approach on classic R&B.
Similar Artists: Freelance Whales, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear
Courtesy of Frenchkiss Records
The Local Natives take a youthful approach on classic R&amp;B.<br>Similar Artists: Freelance Whales, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear<br>Rating: B<br>Courtesy of Frenchkiss Records
The Local Natives take a youthful approach on classic R&B.
Similar Artists: Freelance Whales, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear
Rating: B
Courtesy of Frenchkiss Records

The Local Natives take a youthful approach on classic R&B with their new album, Hummingbird. This album is hauntingly sweet and immediately pleasing. Calm and centered, their lyrics focus on the emotional turmoil we all feel and how to overcome these obstacles while still accepting them. In the piano ballad/Beatles inspired track, “Columbia,” the band priorities the love they experience and whether its truthfully enough for their beloved. The album is slow and emotional, and while some songs such as “Shape shifter,” carry a bit heavier beat, they are nonetheless relaxing and enjoyable. This album would disappoint at the gym, but more than exceed its purpose at a day spa.

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