Although newer to the music scene, Native Other is already proving that they’re unmatched in the way of song composition. Their debut EP is out October 7th, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere of their fresh, vibe-inducing track “Palms” right here for you.
The song feels very surf rock from the beginning, although pretty quickly we see that it is so much more than that. It has an interesting and danceable melody, with lyrics rotating between a reachable pitch and an insane falsetto that even we can’t quite fathom. Although it reminds us early on of a certain Rihanna song with its lyrics “I found beauty in a foreign place,” the sound is completely its own – crisp, inviting – and makes us yearn for the creative ability to write a song so funky and intricate. Yes, this may be more of a summer song if you’re addressing it by season, but it will bring in the colors of fall quite nicely, if we do say so ourselves.
Here is what Native Other had to say about the song:
I wrote this song about a girl I met at a friend’s party and instantly felt a connection to. It was one of those nights we’ve all had, where it’s 4am and you’re two of the last people awake— talking about constellations and life in Ukraine. She had only been in Canada for two years, so there were some complications in fully understanding each other, but I was really into her and vice versa. The title ‘Palms’ came about from how she unexpectedly fell into my life and immediately became my primary inspiration. The remainder of the EP follows the trajectory from when I met her to where I’m currently at emotionally. It became an instant band favourite and the vibe felt perfect to end the summer with. Enjoy! ??
The EP comes out October 7th. It was recorded by Simon Larochette at Sugar Shack Studio, mixed by Dale Morningstar at The Gas Station Studio & mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Studio in Toronto.