The National has recently released a new single “Guilty Party”. This will be a part of the upcoming album Sleep Well Beast for September. Along with the album, earlier this year The National performed at the Civic Opera House, while the front man Matt Berninger performed “The Rains of Castamere” at the Game of Throne Concert Experience.
The song talks about hopelessness and defeat, especially when the singer sings the lyrics “How do you do it? Me, I am wide awake, feeling defeated.” The tune of the song is melodic with a type of smooth field to it. The video can be shown below.
According to the press release, Casey Raes, who also directed the music video for the single, says “The video is a dream about memory and the degradation of memory; it’s about distance in time and space. Time moves forward, but then backward as memory. The image of the two-faced Roman god Janus, who can look into the past and future, is the core visual language.”
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