Native Harrow announces new album 'Divided Kind'; listen to lead single "Goin' Nowhere" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

After a decade as a band and travels around the globe, the indie roots duo Native Harrow is back in America and ready to begin its next chapter. Founded by Philadelphia-area native Devin Tuel and her creative partner Stephen Harms in 2014, the duo extensively toured North America in its early years while independently releasing an impressive discography that ranged from stunning atmospheres on the 2017 double album Sorores to the poppier focus of 2019’s Happier Now and 2020’s Closeness.

Their music can be seen as folk — it’s very acoustic-forward and portable, and has a decidedly retro sheen — but is just as likely to venture outward into a heady, eclectic blend dipped in soul, blues, and psychedelia. Well-received UK runs at the end of the 20-teens led Native Harrow to live abroad in England for three years post-pandemic, where they toured with Courtney Marie Andrews, opened for The Eagles and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss at Hyde Park, and headlined all over.

This spring, Native Harrow is back in America, residing once again in Philadelphia, and today the band announced its sixth album Divided Kind, out September 13th on Different Time Records. Below, take an exclusive first listen to “Goin’ Nowhere,” the album’s lead single.

Native Harrow - Goin' Nowhere (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

The song’s sleek groove is built around a rhythmic array of percussion elements — guiro, congas, tambourines, shakers, and handclaps — and a lithe bass line, variously played by Tuel and Harms, two multi-instrumental songwriters. Both describe it as music in motion.

“I wanted this song to be something you could put on your headphones and walk down the street while it sings you through your daily grind of waking up, chasing money, same thing different day,” says Tuel.

Meanwhile, Harms sees it as a song that “feels like a slow drive on a slower afternoon, winding through the neighborhoods of your town, with the windows down and the city and the people and the streets moving with you, not against you, as they sometimes do.”

“Goin’ Nowhere” will officially be released to streaming services on Friday, April 26th, and you can pre-save it here. Revisit Native Harrow’s Folkadelphia / Key Studio session recorded at WXPN in 2019 here.

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