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The Native – ‘Frontline’

Barely in their twenties, Plymouth band The Native aren’t afraid to sit down and put a pen to paper to write about a hard-hitting topic. Their brand new single ‘Frontline’ is a gut-wrenching offering that tells the tale of someone stuck in an abusive relationship. 

The Native have seen much success since they burst into the music scene earlier this year by having radio play on their local BBC Introducing and bustled their way onto a few editorial Spotify playlists and gaining over 48,000 monthly listeners, the five-piece are down to earth and deal with brutally candid music. 

‘Frontline’ is an emotional, heartbreaking track that delves deep into someone’s personal experience of domestic abuse but articulated perfectly with a soothing piano, smooth vocals by frontman Charlie Noordeweir who lets the words roll from his tongue in the most elegant way while conveying this message with maturity and grace as he sings the words: “Caught up in the middle of it, a dark time / one night, the last fight / taking one step closer, with anger in his eyes”. 

If you have are currently affected by domestic abuse – there are people to talk to. Here are some helplines and numbers to call if you are in need of help: 

GEO BLACKMAN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

 

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