You know Local Natives are not messing around when they put out their first single, “I Saw You Close Your Eyes, of a new album and create an entire website for the track dedicated to making sure you experience the track exactly how they envision. Head over to CloseYourEyes.net, where you can listen to the track, but only if you grant the website permission to your camera. Once permission is shown, the track won’t play until your eyes and closed, and they have to stay shut, otherwise the track will stop playing. The strong baseline of “I Saw You Close Your Eyes” creates a rooted hook that stays with you even after the track is over. The subtle sounds of the intricate congo drums keeps you wanting more. This track is one of Local Natives’ finest, delivering all the harmonies you know and love with some added texture.
Reviewed by Selena Shaw