I’m a mega fan of the National, so hearing this little ditty is throwing my game off a bit. With its cheeseball ’80s guitars and drum machine-sounding percussion, I feel a bit silly actually digging this. Matt Berninger, the band’s voice and lead singer of the National, gives an almost humourous, but still serious, baritone voice, making this cheesy pop song sound like the golden nineties Brit pop era.
But this song goes out to all of the people that tell me The National is depressing to listen to:
Oh yes, and let’s never forget EL VY’s other member, Brent Knopf, who blew my mind with Menomena many moons ago: