Following an enormous set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage last week, The National have unveiled new track ‘Guilty Party’ - their latest offering from forthcoming LP ‘Sleep Well Beast’.
There’s also a trippy, cloud-based video to accompany it, directed by visual artist Casey Reas, who has this to say about it: “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.”
So, there you go.
‘Sleep Well Beast’ is set for release on September 8th via 4AD, while the Ohio troupe will return to the UK the same month for a string of live dates.
Check out the video below.