The National Taking a Different Approach to Their New Album
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.16.2014
They're going to all get together to work on it...
The National say that they will be taking a new direction in terms of crafting their next album. Frontman Matt Berninger spoke with Gigwise and said that they will be getting together in October for their follow-up album to last year's Trouble Will Find Me and will be going about things differently.
"We're talking about getting together, which won't be until about October, taking a little break and then getting together to try and write together in a room – which we've never done," Berninger said. "We always work on little things and email back and forth. We have no idea whether it's going to work or not, but that's as far as we've got with the new record: trying to work out a plan and a different approach. That might fail miserably, but then we'll try it a different way."
As to the album's sound, he said, "Everybody's been talking about it and people have different ideas about what kind of record they want to make. But every time we all talk about that, it never helps anyone figure it out. It's never a very good creative catalyst to say 'I'm going to make this kind of record'. It's never been that helpful for me at least, let's just wait to see where things go organically and naturally. It's not going to be a hip-hop record, I'm pretty sure. I wish we could but I'm terrible at that, I've tried."