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