The Natvral, aka Kip Berman formerly of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, continues making anthemic music for his upcoming album. The latest single, "Summer of Hell," starts off a little more folky and more like his 2021 album Tethers. The song quickly switches off to The Natvral's anthemic, rootsy alt-rock sound we've been hearing lately. A song like "Summer of Hell" sounds like if Nebraska had stayed as solo home recordings and The E Street band ended up recording them. It's a great loud folk rock song that is making Summer of No Light a highly anticipated album for us.
Kip Berman says of his new single:
"Rich kids slum it, young adults cling to the costume of youth, day and night are just different reasons to draw the blinds, impetuous love turns to rancor, and a faint yellow cloud of decadent penury settles upon a crumbling shared rental. You won’t be getting your security deposit back. Friends go and come and go again, and there’s a fellow hanging about called “the doctor” that no medical board would rightly certify. It only ends when pantomimed tragedy gives way to the real deal -- or the season changes."
You can listen to "Summer of Hell" below. Summer of No Light is due out September 1 on Dirty Bingo, and is available for pre-order here. For more on The Natvral, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram.