Today, indie pop trailblazers The Naked and Famous launch the pre-order/pre-sale for their forthcoming album ‘Recover’ out July 24th via Somewhat Damaged/AWAL by releasing their new track “Come As You Are,” recognizing the importance of inclusivity in this day and age. The lyrics - “so easy to love, so come as you are, there’s no limit to the ways that I adore, just as you are”- represent the importance of having unconditional love and acceptance for people from all walks of life. One half of the duo, Alisa Xayalith, said “it started out as a song about how everyone comes into a new relationship with history and baggage, and how you shouldn’t let that stop you from making a connection, but ultimately it’s about accepting people for who they really are, and recognizing that everyone deserves love.” Bandmate Thom Powers adds, “We want our fans to know how important inclusivity is to us, Whether you’re in the LGBTQ community or an immigrant or in any other marginalized group, this is a safe space for you.”
Listen to “Come As You Are” HERE.
The song joins previous album cuts “Sunseeker”, which was inspired by a Xayalith’s dog and “Bury Us” which NYLON described as a “perfect dancefloor track that'll instantly transport you to infectious pop bliss, all the while telling the story of embracing unexpected love.”
The Naked and Famous’ forthcoming album is an autobiographical record rooted in the human spirit. Each song is carefully crafted with an important messages ranging from the sentiment of survival (“Death”), touching on topics of self-identity (“Well-Rehearsed”), resilience (“Recover”), mortality (“(An)Aesthetic” written by Thom about his near death experience with blood poisoning) and the things that affect our lives in ways we never anticipated (“Sunseeker”).