The National’s lead singer, Matt Berninger, announced a new solo project, Serpentine Prison. Although there haven’t been many details regarding the album and its release, one thing that is known is that the record will be produced by Booker T. Jones of the infamous Memphis soul group Booker T. & The MG’s. Matt Berninger posted the announcement of his album, Serpentine Prison, on Instagram along with the caption that read, “I’m the luckiest man in the universe with lots of brilliant friends who can play instruments. Not worthy!”
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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
Earlier in the year Matt Beringer partnered up with Phoebe Bridges to work on a collaboration track for the new Zach Galifianakis film, “Between Two Ferns: The Movie.” The song, “Walking on a String,” was officially released on October 17th via Dead Oceans, and is featured in the film alongside Beringer and Bridges. The National’s front man recruited help from his wife, Carin Besser, and longtime collaborator Mike Brewer to write this sweet and sincere melancholy country-folk song. The song was recorded in two different versions for the movie, Pop and Americana, although the Pop version would be the one released to fans.
Fans of the comedy can check out the official video for “Walking on a String” below.
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