The National have announced details of their eighth studio album.
The group will release ‘I Am Easy To Find’ on 17th May, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’.
It comes with a short film starring Alicia Vikander and directed by album co-producer Mike Mills. They’ve also shared song ‘You Had Your Soul With You’. The track features vocals from long-time David Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey.
The record will also feature guest spots from artists including Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan and Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
“Yes, there are a lot of women singing on this, but it wasn’t because, ‘Oh, let’s have more women’s voices,’ says 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.”
In addition to the ‘A Special Evening With The National’ dates announced last week, the band head out on tour from June, with support coming from Courtney Barnett and Alvvays.
16 Paris, FR @ Olympia
18 London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
22 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
24 Toronto, ON @ Roy Thomson Hall
26 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
11 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*
12 Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park*
15 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
16 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
17 St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*
19 Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
20 Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*
21 Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
22 Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**
24 Columbus, OH @ Express Live*
25 Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
26 Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River*
28 Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island**
10 Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl
12 Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
13 London, UK @ Hyde Park
15 Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
16 Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
18 Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
04 Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
06 Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
07 Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
09 Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock
10 Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
11 Buftea, RO @ Summer Well
14 Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
16 Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
16 - 18 Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands
18 Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
28 Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park**
29 Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park**
30 Portland, OR @ Edgefield**
01 Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**
02 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
03 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
05 Odgen, UT @ Ogden Ampitheater**
08 Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**
10 Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheatre**
11 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
25 Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall
26 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
27 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
29 Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
01 Bochum, DE @ Ruhrcongress
02 Cologne, DE @ Palladium
03 Zurich, SW @ Samsung Hall
04 Munich, DE @ Zenith
05 Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena
*w/ Courtney Barnett
Listen to ‘You Had Your Soul With You’ below.
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