Natives have today released their new single ‘Pray’ via The Santi Collective / LAB Records. Watch here
‘Pray’ is an anthemic call to arms and a determined stance of positivity from the New Forest quartet. Combining piano loops, sampled Japanese taiko percussion and tribal chants, before exploding into a stadium-sized and synth-laiden chorus, the new single finds Natives at their most euphoric yet as they burst with Michael Jackon-esq melodies, infectious syncopated guitar riffs and their now-signature selection of world-music influences.
The new song is the latest in a recent string of highly acclaimed singles, including ‘Passion’, ‘War Paint’, ’Stop The Rain’ and ‘Chasing Lions’, which give a taste of Natives’ forthcoming second album due out 2018. The ambitious record explores the fictional story of a curious character who embarks on a journey into an unknown world. The album will be accompanied by a book, which delves even further into the narrative.
Regarding the new single, Natives guitarist / synth player Jack Fairbrother says, “This song is a call to arms. It’s a moment of incredible tension where time is hanging on the verge of history. It’s also the best riff we’ve ever written!
Pray paints a picture of Alvima (the main character in our story) standing in front of the people of Jano. They face an imminent threat from a force known as The Tyson and the song follows Alvima’s speech, rallying The Tribe to stand tall – With all of the terrors threatening our communities today, this message seems more relevant now than ever.”