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Bryce Dessner gives update on The National's new music, says it has a "classic National sound"

10 March 2022, 12:52 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The National's Bryce Dessner has shared an update on the band's new music, revealing that it has a "classic National sound."

The National haven't released new music since December's Cyrano track "Somebody Desperate", but while speaking to The Up Coming last month about Cyrano, he also gave an update on The National's new music, revealing that they've been working on their follow-up to 2019's I Am Easy To Find for "the past couple of years."

Dessner said, "I’m not sure when new music will come to be honest. But, you know, we are working on it. And it’s all very exciting: it kind of feels back to the classic National sound in a way, which was really just the five of us, and it has a lot of energy in it. Maybe it’s like bursting out of the closed doors of Covid or something? I don’t know."

He added, "But we’re excited and I would think it would be imminent at some point. We do have a concert scheduled for next summer. By then it will have been the longest period of time, I think, by times two, that we’ve ever not played a show. So even right now, we’re at two years, fully two years since the last National show, which is in 20 years the first time we’ve ever done that long."

Last month The National's Matt Berninger featured on Caroline Spence's song "I Know You Know Me".
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