The National have played the majority of their latest album in full for the first time.
The US band played a wide selection of songs from their upcoming eighth album ‘I Am Easy To Find’ at Paris’ Cafe de la Danse, providing fans with the chance to hear some of the tracks for the first time ever.
Joined by David Bowie’s former bandmate Gail Ann Dorsey, the performance saw them debuting the likes of ‘Oblivions’, ‘Roman Holiday’ and ‘Hey Rosey’.
Other new offerings included the first play of the title track, alongside ‘Where Is Her Head’ and ‘Hairpin Turns’. You can watch the entire performance in full below.
The preview of the entire album comes after the band previously debuted ‘You Have Your Soul With You’ and announced the record in March.
As well as Gail Ann Dorsey, the record also features contributions from the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Sharon Van Etten, Mina Tindle, Kate Stables of This Is The Kit and The Brooklyn Youth Choir.
“Yes, there are a lot of women singing on this, but it wasn’t because, ‘Oh, let’s have more women’s voices,’” said frontman Matt Berninger. “It was more, ‘Let’s have more of a fabric of people’s identities.’ It would have been better to have had other male singers, but my ego wouldn’t let that happen.”
You can check out the setlist for last night’s gig below.
The National played
You Had Your Soul With You
The Pull Of You
I Am Easy To Find
Where Is Her Head