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The National Unveil Single 'Hairpin Turns' + Video

The National Unveil Single 'Hairpin Turns' + Video

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 12:56PM

Ohio indie rockers The National are continuing the rollout of their eighth studio album I Am Easy To Find, with the record's beat-driven third single ‘Hairpin Turns’. The new tune begins with Casiotone-like drum loops and warbling synthesisers before layering up acoustic drums and lead vocalist Matt Berninger’s signature heartfelt delivery. The single is accompanied by a live performance / dance video starring dancer Sharon Eyal (L-E-V Dance Group) created with Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills, who also directed a separate but intertwined short film to complement the band's latest record. 

Director Mike Mills unpacked his ideas around the video, stating “The video is a very simple portrait of the band (and the friends who helped make the song) and the song itself: You see all the instruments that make up the song in isolation, even hear them recorded live on set over the album version, kind of like showing you the tracks that make up the song... and you see everyone who contributed alone, including Gail Ann Dorsey, Pauline Delasser (aka Mina Tindle) and Kate Stables - but your mind puts them together. The dancer Sharon Eyal is sort of a continuation of Alicia Vikander’s character from the film I Am Easy To Find. We thought of her as Alicia’s unconscious, or her shadow self - that has her own life in this space.”

'I Am Easy To Find' is out Friday 17th May via 4AD.


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