Los Angeles indie rockers Local Natives have shared a video for their latest single, “When Am I Gonna Lose You.” The song has a driving beat and features Local Natives’ gorgeous harmonies, but carries a forlorn feeling that the video echoes.
The visual--deftly directed by Van Alpert (Post Malone, Sugarland)--stars Kate Mara of "The Martian" and "House of Cards" fame in some mundane situations, like going to the grocery store, and some not so mundane situations, like popping bottles of bubbly in an opulent mansion.
But it’s not celebratory champagne popping. One thing that comes across is that Mara’s character is utterly alone, or is she? Stereogum’s Tom Breihan made a great observation noting that “the whole time, we’re not sure if she’s really by herself or if the camera is supposed to represent another person’s gaze.” In a number of shots, Mara glances back at the camera or sometimes burns holes directly into it. It’s a striking video with stunning shots and great acting. You can check it out above.
Along with the video, Local Natives also announced their fourth studio album and its release date. Violet Street arrives on April 26. Local Natives embark on their Spiral Choir tour in May including a stop at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on June 17. Click here to purchase tickets on AXS.