The National Debut video for “Day I Die”

The National Debut video for "Day I Die"
The National

Today,The National are sharing their new video for “Day I Die”. The track is off their album Sleep Well Beast, Out September 8th via 4AD. The video, which was directed by Casey Reas compresses the frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring. It’s a day in the life of The National.

Casy Reas on the video:

“Graham MacIndoe captured eighteen time-lapse photo series during rehearsals at Le Centquatre in June 2017 in Paris. Hours of rehearsal are compressed into a few minutes. Over five thousand of these photographs were brought together to make the final video. I wrote custom software to collage multiple photographs together and to compile them into videos. A flickering colour layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage. The images here are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision.”

The National
Sleep well Beast
Track List

Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
Turtleneck
Empire Line
I’ll Still Destroy You
Guilty Party
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast

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