The National has premiered a new song called “Weird Goodbyes,” featuring Bon Iver.
The track, which is available now via digital outlets, follows the “Fake Empire” outfit’s 2019 album, I Am Easy to Find. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, guitarist Aaron Dessner confirms that a new record is in the works.
“I wouldn’t say it’s super heavy … it’s emotional,” Dessner explains. “There’s a way of writing about disillusionment and disconnect and wanting to escape or reconnect … It actually feels very direct in a way.”
“It reminds me of older songs, even ‘Boxer’ era,” he adds. “We’re really excited … we’re very close.”
Since releasing I Am Easy to Find, The National’s been introduced to a whole new group of fans by guesting on the Taylor Swift song “coney island.” The track appears on the pop superstar’s 2020 album evermore, which, like predecessor folklore, was co-produced by Dessner.
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