The story of a 10-year dream

told through one song each month




What happens to a dream deferred?

This is the question that Native Culture frontman David John Hogg asked himself for the better part of a decade. From the first glimpse of Salerno, Italy as a 17-year-old college freshman, he knew that he would one day call the city home. Little did he realize that this journey would take almost 10 years to come to fruition. After visiting with him and sharing the most memorable performance of their musical careers, bandmates Alexander Melendez and Jeremiah George knew it was only a matter of time.

In September of 2018, the dream was realized when Hogg left everything he knew behind and moved 5,000 miles away to experience the amore eterno as his own. In the most unique phase of the band’s young history, Native Culture now finds itself as a transatlantic ensemble and has embarked on an equally ambitious adventure with Bella: the story of the quest for la dolce vita told chapter by chapter through one song each month.



Filmed & edited by Adam Lora 

Filmed & edited by Adam Lora 

Filmed & edited by Adam Lora

Filmed & edited by Aaron Clark

Recorded at Sunray Recording Studio in Orlando, FL. Engineered & Mixed by: Adam Sliger and David Whitmore Filmed/Edited by: Adam Sliger and David Whitmore


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BElla: The Full Story Subscription

Bella: The Full Story Subscription will include 10 brand-new songs that will release individually as singles on the first Friday of each month!

Subscribe to Bella and you'll receive each of the 10 songs via email (digital download) prior to the release date when applicable, commentary for each track, exclusive acoustic performance videos, and more!

If you would like to give a subscription as a gift, just place the order under your name and email address. When you have given the gift, email nativeculturefl@gmail.com to have the email address changed to the gift recipient's email address.