The National’s Matt Berninger teams up with Julien Baker and Stephan Altman for new song ‘All I Want’

Part of the Planned Parenthood benefit series

The National‘s Matt Berninger has teamed up with Julien Baker and composer Stephan Altman for a new song titled ‘All I Want’.

It’s part of the Planned Parenthood benefit series. The charity announced the second volume in its 7-inches last week and ‘All I Want’ marks the first release from the fundraising effort.

“7-inches for Planned Parenthood is essentially an independently run record label devoted entirely to protecting sexual and reproductive rights,” Berninger said in a statement. “Thanks to the huge community of people who helped launch Volume 1, we are very excited to launch Volume 2.”


Baker and Berninger debuted “All I Want” live during a recent boygenius show – you can watch that moment and stream the song below.

You can see the artwork below.

The 7-inch version of the track is available for purchase from today, Friday, December 14th. It also features a B-side: Hanif Abdurragib performing his poem “Defiance, Ohio is the Name Of a Band”.


Meanwhile, The National have confirmed their first UK date of 2019, with a huge show in Manchester.

Confirming the gig on Twitter, the group wrote: “We are excited to announce our return to Manchester, UK on July 10, 2019 as part of Sounds of the City 2019.” The show will take place at the city’s Castlefield Bowl.

The National released their latest album ‘Sleep Well Beast‘ in 2017. In a four-star review, NME said: “It’s all very 2017. And it’s an album on which Matt Berninger, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and Bryan and Scott Devendorf stray outside the previously clearly defined lines of what The National sound is.”