Slowly but surely, Matt Berninger of The National has been giving us glimpses into his upcoming solo record Serpentine Prison. While what it will be unfolds, what he’s given us shows multiple sides to what he has planned while still delivering magic in each track. On his latest single “One More Second” he keeps the hooks coing by also going a little softer.
The song opens up and gives way to a softer tone while still giving you enough of a hook to hold your ears. Berninger offers his weathered and warm vocals like that of a weary songwriter who’s relating a personal tale. There’s more of an organic feel here before the rest of the instruments come in and an additional backing vocal lift the song to a higher plane. The song is well written and arranged as the singer songwriter keeps adding additional elements that you can’t help but love.
The lyric video can be seen above or on YouTube, the song can be heard on all streaming sites. Serpentine Prison is ready to preorder from Book Records ahead of its October 16 release.
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