British band Modern Nature released their debut album How To Live last summer, a beguiling mix of lightly punk guitars, field recordings, ribbons of sax and warming melodies. Hot off the trail of that they’re prepping a new release; Annual is a new seven track mini-album which takes inspiration from bandleader Jack Cooper’s diary, seeing the mood shift with the seasons, which they have brought to life in music.
Following the recent “Flourish”, today they’ve shared “Harvest”, about which Cooper says:
“Harvest represents Autumn on the record and centres around rituals and superstitions. A lot of the words and ideas that became the bones of the song were written the days after a vivid experience in Lewes for Bonfire Night.”
They’ve brought in Kayla Cohen of Itasca on lead vocals, and a more autumnal-sounding singer they could not have chosen. Especially in this setting, as Modern Nature provide a gently rising tide of rustic sounds, like a fire gently burning, glowing brighter and brighter, while larger puffs of smoke float off into the orange evening sky. Amidst this, Cohen’s voice is calm and contemplative, just watching the warm colours around her, while cold wind brushes her cheeks.