In an interview with Jam, the National’s Matt Berninger has revealed the band are well on the way to writing new material for the follow up to 2010′s critically acclaimed ‘High Violet’.
Describing the work as ‘more immediate and visceral’, the frontman has also revealed a change in the band’s writing habits, talking of writing songs and playing around with ideas whilst still on the road; ‘Before we would wait until after a tour. We’d get away from each other and go off into our corners for several months and recharge.’ The case this time round seems to have changed with the band already excited for the new release with Berninger believing the band are ‘kind of ready’.
As if not fully aware of the affect this would have on overly-eager, borderline psychotic fangirls of the band, (a word against them and i’ll do things to you newsreaders won’t even be able to describe on air), Berninger also described the new material as some of the best the National have ever written.
Following the birth of his new child, Berninger has said songwriter Aaron Dessner has been ‘in some sort of really weird creative space’, and the material produced so far has had Berninger up ‘all night listening over and over to some things he sent’.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be too quick to assume all this will culminate in the release of a new National album soon, with the frontman also mentioning that everything could change; ‘six months from now we might just throw everything away that we’ve been working on and start from scratch. You never know.
Let’s all hope, perhaps only for the sake of my musical sanity, that a new National album is already in the works, and be will be gracing us very soon.