The National‘s Matt Berninger has announced that he’s set to release his debut solo album, titled ‘Serpentine Prison’.
It comes the day after the official release of his new single ‘Walking On A String’, which features Phoebe Bridgers and was recently used in Zach Galifianakis’ new Netflix movie Between Two Ferns.
Taking to Instagram, Berninger revealed that the record will be produced and arranged by Booker T. Jones and that we’ll hear “more on it soon”. See the post below.
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Kind, patient, visionary genius @bookertjonesmusic produced and arranged my solo record. It’s called Serpentine Prison.🐍 More about it soon but basically I’m the luckiest man in the universe with lots of brilliant friends who can play instermints. Not worthy! 🙏🏻📖 💕🧤 Booker’s incredibly inspiring memoir, Time Is Tight, is out 10/29. NYTimes link in bio. 📸= @oldstyleguitarshop
‘Walking On A String’ is Berninger’s first solo single, but in 2015 he collaborated with Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls on new project El Vy, which released its debut album ‘Return To The Moon’ that year.
In a four-star review of ‘I Am Easy To Find’, NME‘s Andrew Trendell said: “This eighth National album is the accompaniment to a 25-minute art-house movie. And yet – lush, profound, experimental – it’s also much more than that.”
The National recently released a live concert film of ‘I Am Easy To Find’ on Amazon Prime Video, recorded at their recent show at New York’s Beacon Theatre.