The National Frontman Matt Berninger takes us once again into his black and white world of poetry. His new single "Serpentine Prison" appears much more acoustic than the singer has previously performed with his band and is the title track too Matt Berningers first solo album, which will be released on October 2nd. It is now known that the musician with the dull and fragile voice, which is reminiscent of an old fairy teller, has an immensely large output of music. In addition to the acclaimed indie albums by The National Matt Berninger also accompanied numerous productions by colleagues such as Phoebe Bridgers, wrote film soundtracks and made his way through the credits of the US indie scene. Now he's going his own way.
“Serpentine Prison” came into being shortly after Berninger recorded an album with his band. The singer made the decision to devote himself entirely to his own soul world and only to listen to his musical ideas for the upcoming album. These are a lot more delicate than one was used to from the whispering voice of Berninger. The song slowly builds up repetitively. The pattern of the acoustic guitar is only broken in a few places by delicate synths and restrained brass. The title was given by a spiral sewer pipe that is fenced off from the coast and flows into the sea. It is also shown again and again in the video. Like the predecessor "Holes", some recordings also give an insight into the studio process and the production of the upcoming solo album.
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