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The National Announced Their New Album ‘I Am Easy To Find’ And Shared ‘You Had Your Soul With You’

Graham MacIndoe

The National just released their latest album, Sleep Well Beast, towards the end of 2017, but they’ve announced that they’re already back with its follow-up: I Am Easy To Find, the band’s upcoming eighth album, will be released on May 17 via 4AD. The band also shared the album-opening song, “You Had Your Soul With You,” which features longtime David Bowie bandmate Gail Ann Dorsey taking over lead vocal duties during the track’s second half.

The album also features Sharon Van Etten, Kate Stables of This Is The Kit, Lisa Hannigan, and Mina Tindle. Matt Berninger commented on the amount of female collaborators the band worked with on the album, saying, “Yes, there are a lot of women singing on this, but it wasn’t because, ‘Oh, let’s have more women’s voices.’ It was more, ‘Let’s have more of a fabric of people’s identities.’ It would have been better to have had other male singers, but my ego wouldn’t let that happen.”

Additionally, the album will also be accompanied by a short film with the same name, which was directed by Academy Award nominee Mike Mills and stars Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander. The band says that details about the film are “TBA.”

Listen to “You Had Your Soul With You” above, and below, find the I Am Easy To Find album art and tracklist, as well as The National’s upcoming tour dates.

4AD

1. “You Had Your Soul With You”
2. “Quiet Light”
3. “Roman Holiday”
4. “Oblivions”
5. “The Pull Of You”
6. “Hey Rosey”
7. “I Am Easy To Find”
8. “Her Father In The Pool”
9. “Where Is Her Head”
10. “Not In Kansas”
11. “So Far So Fast”
12. “Dust Swirls In Strange Light”
13. “Hairpin Turns”
14. “Rylan”
15. “Underwater”
16. “Light Years”

4/16 — Paris, FR @ Olympia SOLD OUT
4/18 — London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall SOLD OUT
4/22 — New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre SOLD OUT
4/24 — Toronto, ON @ Roy Thomson Hall SOLD OUT
4/26 — Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT
6/11 — Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*
6/12 — Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell*
6/15 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/16 — Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
6/17 — St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*
6/19 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
6/20 — Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*
6/21 — Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
6/22 — Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**
6/24 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live*
6/25 — Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
6/26 — Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River*
6/28 — Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island**
7/10 — Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl
7/12 — Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
7/13 — London, UK @ Hyde Park
7/15 — Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
7/16 — Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
7/18 — Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
8/04 — Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
8/06 — Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
8/07 — Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
8/09 — Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock
8/10 — Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
8/11 — Buftea, RO @ Summer Well
8/14 — Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
8/16 — Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/16-18 — Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands
8/18 — Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/28 — Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park**
8/29 — Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park**
8/30 — Portland, OR @ Edgefield**
9/01 — Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**
9/02 — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
9/03 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
9/05 — Odgen, UT @ Ogden Amphitheater**
9/08 — Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**
9/10 — Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheatre**
9/11 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
11/25 — Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall
11/26 — Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/27 — Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/29 — Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
12/01 — Bochum, DE @ Ruhrcongress
12/02 — Cologne, DE @ Palladium
12/03 — Zurich, SW @ Samsung Hall
12/04 — Munich, DE @ Zenith
12/05 — Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena

* with Courtney Barnett
** with Alvvays

I Am Easy To Find is out 5/17 via 4AD. Pre-order it here.

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