Today, The Naked and Famous release their album A Still Heart. The album is a collection of acoustic sounds, much different from their previous work with a slightly more simple and intimate sound. The 10 track album is amazing from beginning to end, the stripped tracks giving the listeners a more personal listen to a band we all know and love.
The Naked and Famous really turn back time with A Still Heart. The album is absolute gold, and may even sound better than the original recordings. Upon listening to the album in its entirety, it may seem like you are listening to the songs for the very first time, that is how raw they are. The group may be revisiting their old material, but it definitely helps you see them in a new light. The album is well worth the listen due to the sound that has never been heard before from the band. The album will surely leave listeners hoping for more music like this in the future.
On November 4th, 2016, The Naked and Famous made an incredible performance at The Midland in Kansas City, with the exhilarating XYLØ at their side. We caught some really fun photos of the event, and thought it’d be fun to revisit!
Last month, we shared the stripped down version of The Naked and Famous‘ “A Still Heart“, just shortly after the release of their first simplified recording of their hit “Higher”. Like the original version, this song has a clear twinge of hope in it, though the original upbeat, electro-pop vibe has completely disappeared. The track in this form allows the vocals to truly take center stage, vocals that are naturally incredibly emotional and pure.
Give it a spin, because it might just be the soothing factor in your day.
“Last Forever” is available now. Keep up with The Naked and Famous here.
While you were all over there waiting for new music, everyone’s favorite alternative group The Naked and Famous has been re-recording stripped down versions of some of their favorite gems. Having already released the stripped version of “Higher”, their latest single is a simplified acoustic medley of tracks “A Stillness” and “Hearts Like Ours”. Continuing to engage lead vocalist Alisa Xayalith’s gorgeous voice in soft echoes, the song envelopes you in a tranquil, light blanket of fresh thought.
The Naked and Famous does a phenomenal job of playing with dissonance in their sound, even moreso in this reworked track. If you’re looking to relax, this is your new jam.
“A Still Heart” is available now, as is the latest album Simple Forms. Keep up with The Naked and Famous here.