Watch The National’s new film, ‘I Am Easy to Find’, starring Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander
The National have released their new film, I Am Easy to Find, which accompanies their latest album of the same name.
The film, inspired by and featuring music from the new record and directed by Mike Mills, also stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikande.
While the film and album sit alongside each other in harmony, the two are not mutually exclusive. In a press release, Mills describes the combination as “playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other.”
The National’s Matt Berninger said that the band “essentially handed over the keys to the band’s creative process” to Mills after the director approached the band with the collaboration suggestion.
Here it is:
Having not only recruited Mills for their creative output, The National have sourced vocal contributions from the likes of Gail Ann Dorsey, Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more for the album. “Yes, there’s a lot of women singing on this, but it wasn’t because, ‘Oh, let’s have more women’s voices,’” Berninger said in a statement.
“It was more, ‘Let’s have more of a fabric of people’s identities.’ It would have been better to have had other male singers, but my ego wouldn’t let that happen.”
I Am Easy to Find Tracklisting: 01 – You Had Your Soul With You 02 – Quiet Light 03 – Roman Holiday 04 – Oblivions 05 – The Pull of You 06 – Hey Rosey 07 – I Am Easy to Find 08 – Her Father in the Pool 09 – Where Is Her Head 10 – Not in Kansas 11 – So Far So Fast 12 – Dust Swirls in Strange Light 13 – Hairpin Turns 14 – Rylan 15 – Underwater 16 – Light Years