The National continue to ramp up the anticipation of their new album by releasing their latest song, ‘Light Years’.

The National will release I Am Easy To Find, their eighth studio album, on May 17th which comes as the follow-up to their 2017 critically acclaimed album Sleep Well Beast. 

To coincide with the release, the band will share a companion short film with the same name which will also be released with music by the band and inspired by the album. The film was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills, and stars Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander.

According to a release sent out by the band’s label 4AD, the record promises to be “unlike anything” we’ve heard from The National in years gone by yet still stays “totally in line with how they’ve created for much of their careers.”

The new single is piano driven as lead singer Matt Berninger sings alongside a female vocalist in a moving, emotionally charged track.

Here it is:

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