Leapling – “Nature Must Not Win”
Brooklyn’s Leapling made a bit of a splash last year with their undeniably catchy debut single “Seventeen”, which caught people’s attention with its delicious ear candy hook, ” L-O-V-E-, don’t know what it means to me…“. Their newest cut “Nature Must Not Win” leans a little closer to the melancholy side of things. The delicately swooning vocals wrap themselves around and slowly take your mind way above the clouds, effortlessly gliding on top of a low-key guitar riff.
Even though I know your name…your face is such a blur.
“Nature Must Not Win” will be featured on Leapling‘s debut Losing Face EP, out January 15th via our friends at Father/Daughter Recs.
From Dan Arnes of Leapling:
“Nature Must Not Win” was named after a subway artwork installation. At the end of a long stretch transferring from one station to another there is an inscription of a Carl Jung quote that reads “Nature Must Not Win the Game” surrounded by a floral pattern. I would see this inscription every day and the phrase kind of burned it’s way into my head. I kind of kept the phrase and the subway in mind when putting the song together. I read up on Jung’s words after the fact and the phrase is a reference to a struggle between the conscious and unconscious mind. Going against your nature. I think there’s some of that in the lyrics too.