Watch! The National – Sea Of Love

Yippy – our third taste of the new record by The National. First we had Demons, then we had Don’t Swallow the Cap, and now we have Sea of Love (which is the nickname of the Dead Sea, right?). The track is off of upcoming new album, Trouble Will Find Me, which is a lyric from this song. The album is out May 20/21.

The National - -Sea Of Love- video - YouTube screen cap

The band just did an AMA with Reddit this morning. On the topic of playing Sorrow for six hours, “the experience was pretty exhilirating. i managed to get through it without taking a pee break! after a couple hours it was like being in some kind of suspended trance state. i came up with a lot of new ideas for the song. too bad its only a 3:25 second song…we felt great that night, but the next day we were all completely wasted.”

On Rains of Castamere from the Game of Thrones, “The creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff approached us about doing a song. They are fans of the band and super nice guys. We love the show so we agreed to do it. We worked with the show’s composer Ramin Djawadi on the music — the melody and words were already written. So we were essentially covering the song. I did the harmonium and trombone drone in my garage in Brooklyn. The rest was done in Ramin’s studio in LA.”

Check out the band play in a tiny room (a “Guest Room”? Um, no points for that stretch of a reference) in the video for Sea of Love.

The National – Sea Of Love

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