Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives' Taylor Rice in 'Lemon' video

Before their Sour Lemon EP arrives on Oct. 23, Local Natives has shared a new song called "Lemon," and it's a beautiful one.

The track features Sharon Van Etten and is accompanied by a video directed by Kenny Laubbacher.

"There’s something freeing about writing without the goal of an album in mind," the band said of the new project. "It feels like waking up for class only to realize that it’s Saturday and you can sleep in as long as you want. The songs on Sour Lemon each have their own long histories but they all finally decided to arrive at the same time. Rather than waiting, we decided to share them as soon as we could.”

For her part, Van Etten seems to add some details into the timeline, which suggests the song has been in the works for quite a while.

“From the time we started writing to recording to shooting the video, I have moved to L.A., Taylor [Rice] had a child who is now 10 1/2 months, and Ryan [Hahn] is now engaged. I connected with the song at each stage: collaborating and getting to know each other, receiving their openness and generosity, recording the song and feeling the camaraderie and accepted as a part of the band, to shooting the video and reciprocating the longing and connection. Our friendship and our lives have grown since we first met, and this is a documentation of that... I’m looking forward to seeing where we all go from here.”

Watch the video below.