Stop what you are doing: The National have released a new song. 'Sunshine On My Back' has seemingly been sprung on us from nowhere, and while it's not the lead single of the band's seventh album that I so desire, it's a decent enough stopgap for the time being.
Said to be a leftover from the Trouble Will Fine Me sessions, 'Sunshine On My Back' is a classic National track, which sees lead singer Matt Berninger singing about yet another woman. Lyrics like: "It's as much what you say as it is what you don't / You can't try to stay, you either will or you won't" will probably give an indication to the overall mood of the track. For fans, it's an unexpected treat; for newcomers, it may not excite too much, but I'm personally all for it.
The track is available as a free download to all who purchase or stream the brilliant documentary about the band 'Mistaken For Strangers' which was directed by Berninger's brother Tom. For those intrigued or inclined to do so, just click here.
Also, while I'm on the subject, here's another track by The National that I recently discovered. While not new, 'Twenty Miles To N.H. (Pt. 2)' is a cover of a track by The Philistines Jr. and it's quite wonderful. Enjoy