Near the end of 2017 we introduced you to Jaws of Love., the solo project from Kelcey Ayers of Local Natives. Jaws of Love.'s evocative and emotional recordings are slowed down and stripped back from Ayers other work and single "Before the Hurting Lands" received a live session treatment for K-Rizzla Records. It's the third in a series of session videos from the singer, and this track is particularly haunting and sparse. The instrumental effects of keys and drums are a thing of understated beauty on "Before the Hurting Lands," the single allowing Ayers to shine as a vocalist, his warm croon gripping you with its sincerity and feeling. It's one of those moments that feels unmistakably intimate, as if you're seated in the very room where this was recorded. You can watch the latest session below and hear the entire thing on Spotify beginning Thursday, March 29.
- March 29 Honolulu, HI Mahina & Sun’s at the Surfjack Hotel
- June 24 Denver, CO Lost Lake Lounge*
- June 26 Davenport, IA The Raccoon Motel*
- June 27 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern*
- June 28 Minneapolis, MN Icehouse*