The National Spill the Beans on New Album and Short Film

Matt Berninger from The National performs at The 2018 Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta. Photo by Hector Amador/imageSPACE/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock (9664566br)

The National just gave their fans a lot of exciting news to sink their teeth into. In addition to announcing their new album, the indie rockers also expanded their world tour and said they’ll be dropping atmospheric short film to accompany their new record.

The National also gave us the first taste of their new studio effort I Am Easy to Find. This album will drop the shelves on May 17, but first single titled “You Had Your Soul with You” is already here!

The band’s upcoming album will be released with a 24-minute short film of the same name, but band members made it clear these two project function as two separate entities and aren’t necessarily extensions of each other.

The National already dropped an atmospheric black and white trailer for this short. It was helmed by Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners) and stars Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander.

“The two projects are, as Mills calls them, ‘Playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other.’ They share music and words and DNA and impulses and a vision about what it means to be human in 2019, but don’t necessarily need one another,” reads the statement released by the band.