Having the only burst on to the scene last year, Plymouth’s The Native continue to rise with their first new music of 2021, Lost On You. A bona fide indie smash, the single is accompanied by a lo-fi video documenting the band’s last few months in the studio, their hometown and beyond. Check it out here.
“Lost On You isabout holding out for a person who doesn’t like you back, knowing they’ll never feel the same” explain the band. “Due to ever-changing restrictions we had to record at a few different locations, but it all came together in the end and we made a record we’re all really proud of”.
The summer of 2020 marked the arrival of a young band who are not afraid to tackle heavy topics through their songwriting, whilst creating infectious indie anthems that have built The Native a formidable and loyal following already.
Debut single Chasing Highs was inspired by the tragic passing of a local school girl after a drug overdose. Follow-up track Break Awayrepresented the band’s uneasiness towards Brexit, whilst last year’s closer Frontline depicted the tale of an abusive relationship. A sense of lyrical melancholy is threaded throughout the band’s songwriting, whilst their soaring melodies, surging guitars and indie-rock integrity stand tall.
The Native is already being championed by their local BBC Introducing and have picked up early support from the likes of Clash, EARMILK, and This Feeling who have tipped them for their ‘Big in 21’ series.
This exciting, young band have taken the West Country and beyond by storm and are certainly one to watch this year with more releases in the pipeline for the Spring.