Article Contributed by kartel music group | Published on Monday, July 8, 2024

Native Harrow release their new single ‘Follow Me Round’. This “feel bad hit of the summer” evokes 70s soft rock and comes ahead of their recently announced new album Divided Kind (13th September). Listen to ‘Follow Me Round’ here.

The Philly-based duo have remained largely independent throughout their career - musically, professionally, and aesthetically, since their beginning, meticulously crafting and perfecting a sound that is melded together from pieces of folk, soul, and rock n’ roll. They continue this ethos with ‘Follow Me Round’ and continue to build the excitement in anticipation for their forthcoming album. Pre-save Divided Kind here.

The vocals on new track ‘Follow Me Round’ are some of the most powerful to date, with a new shade of soulful richness that simultaneously imbues the track with a sharp edge and a dark warmth. The song is driven by a colossal sized bass hook, dry in-the-pocket drums, and an effervescent Rhodes line that skims along the surface of this groove, catching reflections of light over a dark open sea. Speaking of the track, frontwoman Devin Tuel says "’Follow Me Round’ speaks of being left behind and never letting go. Holding onto pain like a talisman of pride and surviving off a love that is no longer being served.” She continues, “At its core, this song is about the push and pull of a love/hate relationship. The initial inspiration was a rumination on how it feels to be left behind to clean up someone else’s mess”

Over a catalogue of six albums, Native Harrow have produced a discography of “rich, engrossing records” and “instant classics” while single-mindedly following their own artistic code, acquiescing only to the exigence of the song: each song its own world with its own rules. Their original perspective and extraordinary songwriting, combined with a completely individual approach to crafting albums, has garnered them coverage at Uncut, Mojo, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit, Paste, American Songwriter, The Bluegrass Situation, Holler, Rough Trade, Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Times, Shindig, The Sun, and many more.

Sharing stages with legends including the Eagles, Robert Plant & Alison Kraus, and Beth Hart, as well as acts including Sierra Ferrell, The Heavy Heavy, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Cactus Blossoms, Great Lake Swimmers, Esme Patterson and more, Native Harrow spent their first five or six years crisscrossing the United States and Canada on tours on the back of two self-released albums, Ghost (2015) and Sorores (2017). In 2019, they released Happier Now, partnering with London alt-country stalwarts Loose Records. The record garnered glowing reviews, with Rough Trade selecting it for its album of the month, writing “Beautifully soaring... rolling grooves ground languid and dreamy clearwater shimmers of sound.”

Where Native Harrow’s previous releases grew increasingly more expansive, both stylistically and in terms of the musical forces applied, forthcoming album Divided Kind counters this categorical unfurling with a lateral move towards the ground, with both feet firmly planted in a folk-soul-rock sound. Tastefully exploring their love for RnB, jazz, country, and farther-flung inspirations, they simultaneously dig into the musical world they have constructed. Their refusal to be put in a box, and their relentless insistence on catering to the demands of each individual song continues the band’s legacy of standing out from the crowd.