The National Announces New Album “First Two Pages of Frankenstein”, Shares New Song “Tropic Morning News”
American rock band The National, consisting of Matt Berninger (vocals), Aaron Dessner (guitar), Bryan Devendorf (drums), Scott Devendorf (basst) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), announced their ninth studio album “First Two Pages of Frankenstein”, which will be released on April 28, 2023.
It is their first album in four years since the 2019 album “I Am Easy to Find”.
The album comprises 11-track, featuring guest appearances from Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, and Phoebe Bridgers.
Matt Berninger said of the album as "a very dark spot where I couldn’t come up with lyrics or melodies at all".
He continued, "Even though we’d always been anxious whenever we were working on a record, this was the first time it ever felt like maybe things really had come to an end."
Bryce Dessner said, “We managed to come back together and approach everything from a different angle, and because of that we arrived at what feels like a new era for the band.”
Aaron Dessner said, “To me, the power of this record has to do with the intentionality and structure of the music meeting with a lot of accidental magic.”
- From the album, the band released a new song “Tropic Morning News” on January 18, 2023.
The track was written by Aaron Dessner, Carin Besser, and Matt Berninger. Produced by The National.
“The idea of referring to the darkness of the news in such a light way unlocked something in me," Matt Berninger said of the song. “It became a song about having a hard time expressing yourself, and trying to connect with someone when the noise of the world is drowning out any potential for conversation.”
“When Matt came in with that song in the depths of his depression, it felt like a turning point for us,” Aaron Dessner added. “It’s almost Dylan-esque in its lyrics and it’s so much fun to play; everything suddenly felt like it was coming alive again.”
Photo by Josh Goleman
- source : Apple Music