Four-piece from the UK, Natives, have released a slowly-bridging-to-climactic-end song to kickstart your weekend (and probably 2017).
Natives’ ‘Warpaint’ is the latest uplifting anthem of positivity from the New Forest four-piece. That showcases the combination of their synth-infused tribal percussion and euphoric chants throughout the course of the four minute and 20 second song, the latest singe – in their already strong stable of singles – puts Natives in their most creative collaboration, showcasing their use of pop melodies, a sampled children’s choir and world-music influences.
Natives’ guitarist and synth player, Jack Fairbrother, noted how the process of writing ‘Warpaint’ was an entirely different experience than their previous releases:
“The writing process for ‘Warpaint’ was different to anything we’d done before. The song was written around a drum performance, with all of us stood facing each other, playing separate rhythms, which together combined to create the groove, which is the hook of the song. I suppose this is our take on tribal drumming – something we’re fascinated by. The track showcases a side of our album which we haven’t shown previously so we’re really excited to get this one into the wild!”
‘Warpaint’ is the first taste of what’s to come from Natives’ forthcoming second album; due out for release later this year.