Kamila Toska. Quite fond of indie music, sarcastic humor, romantic comedies, theatre, books, college, and things considered vintage. Adores Tina Fey, Ewan McGregor, and real-life friends. In a New York City state-of-mind.
Local Natives just got real. Gorilla Manor was all sunshine and rainbows, but this album is something else. It’s like if the band experienced the harshness of the world we live in. The heartbreaks that tear you apart and leave you lost, the sudden deaths that leave you paralyzed with fear, the entire myriad of life’s problems that overwhelm you. However, even though the album does deal with darker subjects, there is still a glimmer of that optimism that was abundant in the first album. Somehow they saw the cold truths we live through but they still see the light, they are still keeping their heads up high and making music straight from the soul.
“You and I, we were always strong. It was enough to keep me on.”
everyday, i wake up hoping that this is the day that JRB calls me and tells me that he’s writing music for me.
sadly, today was not that day.
This song is one of my favorites, and this particular rendition by the amazingly talented Audra McDonald makes it even better. I have no shame in admitting that on several occasions, I have played this song and sung along (terribly) on the morning drive to school.