Listen to Matt Berninger’s new song ‘One More Second’

The latest preview of his forthcoming solo album 'Serpentine Prison'

Matt Berninger has shared his latest solo track — you can listen to ‘One More Second’ below.

The National frontman is currently readying the release of his debut solo album ‘Serpentine Prison’, which is set for release via Book’s Records in conjunction with Concord Records on October 16.

‘One More Second’ is the third preview of the record, following on from the singles ‘Distant Axis’ and ‘Serpentine Prison’. You can hear Berninger’s new song below.


Speaking about ‘One More Second’, Berninger said in a short statement: “I wrote ‘One More Second’ with Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander, EL VY) with the intention for it to be a kind of answer to Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You’, or sort of the other side of that conversation.

“I just wanted to write one of those classic, simple, desperate love songs that sound great in your car.”

Speaking to NME back in December about his solo material, Berninger said that he’d been “really prolific” in his songwriting.

“I’ve been through a maximalist writing phase. I’m still writing way more than I ever did,” he said. “I’m like Bradley Cooper in Limitless or something. I’ve been editing myself less, and I’ve been less insecure both on stage and in my writing too. I’m writing more, but I don’t know if I’m writing better. I don’t know what to do with it all. I guess I’ll have to make more records.”


Berninger recently covered The Cure’s ‘In Between Days’ for a compilation album that was limited-released by the US voters’ rights organisation Fair Fight.

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