Song of the Day: “Native Son” by Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge (Photo by Dan Sturgess)

Alter Bridge releases a new single from their latest album, Walk the Sky, entitled “Native Son,” which has racked up over five million worldwide streams to date, and is currently impacting at radio.

The band also reveals an upcoming new EP, Walk the Sky 2.0, which features live versions of songs including “Native Son,” in addition to an entirely new recorded track written during the COVID-19 lockdown.

In celebration of the new single, Alter Bridge shares an official video for “Native Son.” The video — an animated short created completely using stop-animation techniques and incorporating origami to create a unique visual effect — starts by following a dark figure set in a prairie farmland setting. The viewer finds the character struggling to survive as that backdrop then morphs and gives way to industrialization and a city overtaking the original landscape.

The visuals echo the lyrical sentiment of: “I’m a native son in a foreign land. I’m just living in a world I can’t understand.” The video for “Native Son” was created by Stefano Bertelli.

Watch the official music video for “Native Son” by Alter Bridge on YouTube:

Meanwhile, Alter Bridge has taken time to do what they are known best for – creating. Never a band to take a lot of personal time off, the band reviewed live recordings from their shows in January/February 2020 to pick a few of their live favorites of songs from their latest album, Walk the Sky, scheduled for release on Nov. 6.

This led bandmembers Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips to begin sharing ideas for a new studio song. Those collective ideas would yield a new, original song entitled “Last Rites” — a track written, recorded and completed entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown. The final version of “Last Rites” — along with live versions of “Wouldn’t You Rather,” “Pay No Mind,” “Native Son,” “Godspeed,” “In the Deep,” and “Dying Light” — will form the new seven-song EP, Walk the Sky 2.0.

Visit Alter Bridge’s website for more music.

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