Off With Our Heads, the new EP from Brooklyn’s Native Sun, is out now. Earlier this week the band’s new single “When She” made a final, compelling case for why you should listen to the Walter Schreifels produced EP. There they trade in the stoner bombast for some crunchy jangle, but match the dialed back sonic with their most vulnerable and deeply personal song to date.
“It was composed during the time of my mother’s declining health and ultimate passing away,” says Native Sun’s Danny Gomez. “I wrote the song from start to finish in about half an hour and post-writing it realized how it encapsulated what my reality was in that moment…seeing somebody you love fade away inside and imagining what that must be like. Always found it interesting how the cheeriest sonically sounding track turned out to be the most somber lyrically, the paradox of reality.”
Both bassist Justin Barry and drummer Nico Espinosa had lost a loved one, so the song took on a shared meaning for the group.
“When Danny showed us that song, it was really emotional,” says bassist Justin Barry. “Everyone in this band has lost a parent. It’s all something we share and have bonded over, music is all we have.”
They’ll bring that music to stages across New York for the rest of the month. Supporting SLIFT on October 18th at Elsewhere. Officially celebrating the release of Off With Our Heads on October 25th at Baby’s All Right. Playing alongside Geese & The Bobby Lees at The Colony in Woodstock, before knocking out an opening slot for FIDLAR at Irving Plaza and a halloween show at Knockdown Center in Queens. Tickets over on their site.