Natives apply the ‘Warpaint’

Natives have released a new single, ‘Warpaint’, as their national tour with Busted kicks off.

The 24-date UK and Ireland tour, which kicked off at the UEA in Norwich on 28 January, reaches London’s Eventim Apollo on 3 February. Tickets are available here.

The new song, which will feature on Natives’ forthcoming second album, is the result of a different writing approach for the band.

“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,” explains guitarist/synth player Jack Fairbrother.

“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’ follows recent singles ‘Passion’ and ‘Stop The Rain’.

“’Passion’ was the first song we wrote for this album, although it lived in an almost-finished state for over two years,” guitarist Jack Fairbrother explains. “The song tells a specific part of our overall album narrative, but the general theme is about the nervous feeling you get when faced with sharing things close to your heart. It’s about wanting to know that someone will care about something as much as you do.”

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