As The National gears up for a new album later this month, the band has shared a new song called "Hairpin Turns."
The track, which features Gail Ann Dorsey and Lisa Hannigan, arrived today with an accompanying video directed by Mike Mills, the Oscar-nominated director who is also directing the companion film for the band's upcoming album, I Am Easy To Find, out May 17 via 4AD.
"The video is a very simple portrait of the band (and the friends who helped make the song) and the song itself: You see all the instruments that make up the song in isolation, even hear them recorded live on set over the album version, kind of like showing you the tracks that make up the song," says Mills. "And you see everyone who contributed alone, including Gail Ann Dorsey, Pauline Delasser (aka Mina Tindle) and Kate Stables—but your mind puts them together."
Watch the video below.