EL VY post lyric video for new single ‘Paul Is Alive’ – watch

Track to appear on forthcoming album 'Return To The Moon'

EL VY – a collaborative project formed by The National‘s Matt Berninger and Menomena‘s Brent Knopf – have shared their new single, ‘Paul Is Alive’.

A lyric video has been unveiled for the track, which will appear on their forthcoming debut album ‘Return To The Moon’, due out later this year via 4AD. ‘Paul Is Alive’ follows the release of ‘Return To The Moon’, ‘I’m The Man To Be’ and a live version of ‘No Time To Crank The Sun’. The video (below) is directed by Matt’s brother, Tom Berninger.

“I think ‘Paul Is Alive’ is about finally finding the water that you can breathe in, finding a place or a person that makes you feel like you,” Matt Berninger said in a statement. “It’s very much my story of what Cincinnati was like, growing up and falling in love with music, discovering these little places where like-minded people could find each other.”


EL VY – pronounced like a ‘plural of Elvis’ – is not the first project to feature members of both The National and Menomena. Earlier this year, Bryce Devendorf and Danny Seim, as well as Sufjan Stevens collaborator Dave Nelson, came together to form Pfarmers. The bands debut album ‘Gunnera’, came out in May.

The ‘Return To The Moon’ tracklisting is:

‘Return To The Moon (Political Song For Didi Bloome To Sing, With Crescendo)’
‘I’m The Man To Be’
‘Paul Is Alive’
‘Need A Friend’
‘Silent Ivy Hotel’
‘No Time To Crank The Sun’
‘It’s A Game’
‘Sleepin’ Light’ (Featuring Ural Thomas)
‘Sad Case’
‘Happiness, Missouri’

EL VY will play:

London Electric Ballroom (December 10)
Manchester Gorilla (12)
Dublin Whelans (13)