For years, the music of The National has spread far and wide and delighted all who have heard it. Now with a new album Serpentine Prison announced for release in October, the band’s lead singer Matt Berninger has released a new single and video. The song “Distant Axis” still has the hallmarks of his vocal strengths while delving into a more diverse sound in the process.
There’s a tenderness to the song. Berninger takes his time here, allowing the notes to seep in without overpowering you with a bombastic delivery. The easy going nature of how the song is constructed mixed with the arrangements make for a delicate balance between the music and the vocals. The end result is extraordinary.
You can view the video above or on YouTube. The song is ready to stream on all streaming sites. Serpentine Prison can be preordered in all digital outlets via Book Records ahead of its October 02 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Robert Rose.