The Nationwide have shared a melancholy new tune, ‘Eucalyptus’ – test it out beneath.
The observe’s launch was introduced yesterday and marks the third taster the band have shared, after ‘New Order T-Shirt’ and ‘Tropic Morning Information’, to be taken from the band’s upcoming album ‘First Two Pages Of Frankenstein’. The album is scheduled to drop on April 28 by way of 4AD and can function collaborations with Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers and Sufjan Stevens.
Per a press launch, Bryce Dessner despatched the tune to Matt Berninger a very long time in the past, which he later added lyrics to after remembering the tune. He then requested to play it throughout a soundcheck earlier than their Capitol Theatre present final yr.
“We rehearsed it twice with out ever having had a demo and performed it to the viewers that night time, and what you hear on the album was partially recorded throughout that efficiency,” Berninger defined. “It’s bought this uncooked, instant feeling, and it made sense to go away the tough edges as a substitute of making an attempt to good them.”
He added: “All through the document there’s numerous wanting into the abyss and questioning if a relationship has run its course. “Eucalyptus” is a few couple splitting up their possessions after a breakup – like, ‘What are we going to do with the spring water we get delivered, what’s going to occur to all these vegetation?’ It’s about all these little issues you find yourself having to consider once you’ve turn into so related to somebody.”
Hearken to ‘Eucalyptus’ beneath:
The band have debuted a number of different new songs in the identical means, together with ‘Tropic Morning Information (Haversham)’ and Bon Iver collaboration ‘Bizarre Goodbyes’, in addition to different as but unreleased songs resembling ‘Grease In Your Hair (Birdie)’, and ‘Bathwater (Mount Auburn)’.
Talking to NME about new music final yr, The Nationwide’s guitarist Bryce Dessner stated: “What I can say is that we’re at a excessive watermark by way of our creativity as a band. There’s lots taking place, and numerous music. We’re permitting ourselves to dream about it, take dangers, attempt issues and provides the songs time to develop.”
Explaining that the brand new materials featured traces of parts from their previous data, he added: “The songs are susceptible and direct like on ‘Boxer’, however with experimental moments like ‘Sleep Properly Beast’ and uncooked moments like ‘Alligator’. In a means, it’s the entire historical past of the band however with a brand new exploration in it. A few of them are our most accessible, others are extra poetic with completely different preparations.”
The Nationwide will likely be returning to the UK and Eire in September for a run of headline reveals, with Soccer Mommy set to help. You may see the complete record of dates beneath and purchase your tickets right here.
21 – Dublin, 3Arena
23 – Leeds, First Direct Enviornment
24 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
26 – London, Alexandra Palace
27 – London, Alexandra Palace