Indie rock band Local Natives released their new song "Villainy" through Zane Lowe's Beats 1 on iTunes on June 6th, 2016. The band also posted a lyric video for the song on their YouTube page, which consists of shadows of people doing various movements against different settings and backdrops, with the lyrics displayed across each setting.
The band's lead vocalist Taylor Rice and the guitarist Ryan Hahn also did an exclusive interview with Lowe after the song premiere, in which they explained that "Villainy" was "the first piece of music" from their third studio album, Sunlit Youth, set to release on September 9th, 2016. They also explained how they had written over 50 songs during the recording process of this album, a contrast to their previous albums where only around 16 or so were written.
Rice and Hahn also revealed that the track was written "on a flight back from a festival" that they were playing, and how "the whole goal was not even to make a Local Natives song, it was a song with no guitars and based on dance rhythms," which the band built on top of once they involved the other members.
Local Natives' Sunlit Youth is available for preorder on Amazon.
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Source: Local Natives YouTube