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Kip Berman’s The Natvral Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares “Why Don’t You Come Out Anymore?”: Stream

Tethers is Berman's first full-length since the dissolution of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Natvral Tethers solo album Kip Berman new music Why Don't You Come Out Anymore, photo by Remy Holwick
The Natvral, photo by Remy Holwick
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    Kip Berman, former leader of indie pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, has announced his debut solo album as The Natvral. It’s called Tethers and due for release on April 2nd via Kanine Records.

    The Natvral may seem like a brand new solo project for Berman, but he’s actually been using the moniker for several years now. In fact, when TPOBPAH broke up back in 2019, part of Berman’s statement specifically addressed the new music he would be creating as The Natvral moving forward.

    Tethers is both the first full-length under this moniker and Berman’s first since the dissolution of TPOBPAH. According to a statement, one of the album’s underlying themes has to do with Berman figuring out how to wear multiple hats, such as simultaneously being a parent and a solo musician.

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    “Before my daughter was born, I was afraid she would take me away from music,” he explained. “When she was born, I was afraid music would take me away from her. But now I know I need both to continue to grow as a parent and an artist.”

    The forthcoming LP spans a total of nine tracks, including lead single “Why Don’t You Come Out Anymore”, a pretty charming first taste of what to expect from The Natvral. Over hearty guitars and crashing cymbals, Berman belts out lyrics about loneliness and longing, his voice painted with a slightly fuzzy tone. It almost sounds like Bob Dylan covering a ’90s college rock ballad lost to time.

    Check it out down below, followed by the album’s artwork and full tracklist. Pre-orders for Tethers have begun, including a special vinyl release.

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    Tethers Artwork:

    Tethers by The Natvral album artwork cover art

    Tethers Tracklist: 
    01. Why Don’t You Come Out Anymore?
    02. New Moon
    03. Sun Blisters
    04. New Year’s Night
    05. Tears of Gold
    06. Sylvia, the Cup of Youth
    07. Stay in the Country
    08. Runaway Jane
    09. Alone in London

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