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The National announce easily discoverable new album

By | Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

The National

The National have announced that they will release their eighth studio album, titled ‘I Am Easy To Find’, in May.

As well as frontman Matt Berninger, the album will feature vocals from Lisa Hannigan, Sharon Van Etten, Mina Tindle, This Is The Kit’s Kate Stables and The Brooklyn Youth Choir. First single and album opener ‘You Had Your Soul With You’ includes vocals from longtime David Bowie bassist Gail Ann Dorsey.

Noting one connection between all of these vocalists, Berninger notes: “Yes, there are a lot of women singing on this, but it wasn’t because, ‘Oh, let’s have more women’s voices’. 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”.

The album will be accompanied by a short film bearing the same name, directed by Mike Mills and staring Alicia Vikander. You can, and maybe even will, watch a trailer for the film and album here:

The band recently announced five “unique events” in Paris, New York, London, Toronto and LA in April. The London one will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on 18 Apr. ‘I Am Easy To Find’ will then follow a month later on 17 May.

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