Following the release of two EPs, London-based band Native Dancer have marked their return with their new single “Currents.” The track is a masterful blend of whimsical energy rooted with elements of soul and jazz. Singer-songwriter Frida Touray, whose pristine vocals once backed up Lianne La Havas for her NPR Tiny Desk concert performance, effortlessly glides over the groove with her angelic tone. Though quite a bit of time has passed since their previous projects, this seasoned collective of musicians, which includes producer and keyboardist Sam Crowe, bassist Jonathan Harvey and saxophonist Josh Arcoleo, have maintained their footing amongst their peers and continue to serve their own unique sound.
Co-written by Touray and Crowe, “Currents” is meant as a reminder that “our essence connects us energetically, to things beyond the limitations of time and space.” This theme is captured in not only the lyrics but in the carefree, psychedelic feel of the track. Described as “finding comfort in beauty, a way of connecting to the feeling of awe and wonderment as a way to feel whole and soulful once again,” as the sole female in the band, this single and their entire body of work is said to reflect Touray’s deep connection to the moon and hints at the comfort found in connecting to energies beyond the earth.
Find your center and listen to Native Dancer’s “Currents” below. Be sure to add the track to your wavy collection from your favorite digital platform and, if you haven’t already done so, check out their previous Vol. I and Vol. II EPs. Vinyl collectors will be happy to know that the 2017 vinyl release of both projects was re-released earlier this month via Submit Records and includes remixes from Eric Lau and Slugabed.