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“Then it turns out that that was the last National show,” Dessner said. “I mean, not ever, we’ll play again. But for a long time. It’s been the first time that we’ve had a break in 20 years – of this long.”
He explained that the group then got together in April or May this year, “and it was really nice for the first time in almost a year and a half”.
“We just played a lot of music, shared a lot of ideas. But it’s still going to be a while… it’ll be until next year, I think, before we actually release anything or tour,” Dessner continued.
Saying that the prospect of returning to the stage “still feels distant” due to the ongoing COVID crisis, he added: “Anyways, I have seen [the band], we’re in touch and we have a lot of ideas.
“I think it’s going to be really exciting when we make something new because everyone is going to have a lot of energy, you know?”
You can listen to the podcast in full above, with the conversation on The National beginning at around the 39-minute mark.
Since the release of ‘I Am Easy To Find’, Dessner has worked on both of Taylor Swift‘s surprise 2020 albums – ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’ – as well as continuing with his collaborative Big Red Machine project.
Aaron Dessner recently claimed that the distinctions between genres are “melting” following his team-up with Taylor Swift. “Indie music or alternative music is kind of a myth now,” he said. “It used to be that way.”