skip to main content

Dark Days Limited 7" Vinyl Single

by Local Natives / Sylvan Esso

Release Date: 09 October 2020

Format: 7inch Vinyl Single

Label: Loma Vista


Local Natives / Sylvan Esso Dark Days Limited 7" Vinyl Single


"Local Natives share their revamped classic “Dark Days” now featuring Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath, from their beloved 2016 album, Sunlit Youth. In early March 2020, the band performed the song accompanied by Amelia on Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s outdoor stage - one of the last outdoor performances before the shelter-in-place order. The new version of the song is mixed by the illustrious Spike Stent (Madonna, Bjork, Grimes).
Local Natives on ""Dark Days (Feat. Sylvan Esso)"" - ""Dark Days"" is a loose homage to growing up in Southern California: first loves, sneaking out, finding your our own way —all while trying to outrun religious guilt. The song has become integral to our band and our live shows. We last played it live on Kimmel a little over 2 months ago, which now feels like a distant memory from a bizarre alternate reality. Despite the looming anxiety of those final pre-quarantine days, that performance felt especially cathartic for us and was made all the more poignant by having Amelia on stage with us. She not only lent us her incredible voice but she wrote a beautiful new verse that taps into the nostalgia and the longing we all feel for a different time.“"