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The National drop video for new song ‘Your Mind Is Not Your Friend’ ft Phoebe Bridgers

The video stars Matt Berninger’s brother and is directed by Bridgers’ brother.

The National have dropped a video for their new single, ‘Your Mind Is Not Your Friend’ featuring Phoebe Bridgers. Wistful and melancholic, the song was inspired by frontman Matt Berninger’s journey in overcoming writer’s block. “When I feel stuck, I’ll often grab a book off the shelf just to get some words in my head, and the first two pages of Frankenstein ended up triggering ‘Your Mind Is Not Your Friend,’” Berninger says. “The book starts off with the narrator on a voyage near the Arctic Circle, and that image of being adrift helped me to write about feeling disconnected and lost and lacking in purpose. Once I started confronting that strange, blurry panic of not having ideas, everything began to crack open a bit.” The video for ‘Your Mind Is Not Your Friend’ features Berninger’s brother Tom, and was directed by Bridgers’ brother Jackson throughout Los Angeles. Watch it below. In honour of the song’s theme of mental health, The National announced they were also making a donation to TinyChanges.org. The charity was formed in memory of Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit lead singer, back in 2018. Find The National on tour at the following dates: MAY 18 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre * 19 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre * SOLD OUT 20 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre * SOLD OUT 21 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre * SOLD OUT 23 – Washington, DC – The Anthem * 24 – Washington, DC – The Anthem * SOLD OUT 26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival 28 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock Festival 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre * SOLD OUT 31 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre * JUNE 2 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield * 3 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield * SOLD OUT 4 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park * SOLD OUT 5 – Burnaby, BC, Canada – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park * AUGUST 1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia ~ SOLD OUT 2 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia ~ 3 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl ~ 5 – Montreal, PQ – Osheaga Festival 7 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit ~ SOLD OUT 8 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee ~ SOLD OUT 9 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory ~ 11 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ~ SOLD OUT 12 – Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom ~ 15 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater ~ 16 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park ~ 18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden with very special guest Patti Smith and her band 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage with very special guest Patti Smith and her band and U.S. Girls SEPTEMBER 21 – Dublin, IRE – 3 Arena * 23 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena * 24 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro Arena * 26 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace * SOLD OUT 27 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace * 29 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome ^ 30 – Berlin, DE – Max-Schmeling-Halle ^ OCTOBER 1 – Munich, DE – Zenith ^ 4 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Center ^ 5 – Porto, PT – Super Bock Arena ^ 6 – Lisbon, PT – Campo Pequeno ^ Support: *Soccer Mommy ~The Beths ^ Bartees Strange

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