Song: Wide Eyes
Artist: Local Natives
Album: Gorilla Manor
Genre: Indie Rock
Notes: Third single from 1st LP
Analysis: ‘Wide Eyes’ may be my favorite track off of what is easily one of my top 10 favorite releases of the year. Local Natives blindsided me with Gorilla Manor, and I’ve been praising it ever since, but ‘Wide Eyes’ is the song I most recommend to folks. There’s such an easiness in the music, underlined by desperation and warm emotion. This video is played as a semi-goof but takes a pretty dark turn at the crescendo.