The National preview new album with “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”.
The National unveiled the album’s lead single, “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, from their new album “Sleep Well Beast”.
The band’s own Aaron Dessner helmed the 12-track album, with bandmates Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger contributing further production. Recording took place at Aaron’s Long Pond Studio in Hudson Valley, New York, with additional sessions going down in Berlin, Paris, and Los Angeles. Mixing was done by Peter Katis, who has overseen every National record since 2003’s Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers and also produced several of their albums.
“The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” serves as the album’s lead single. It comes via a video directed by software artist Casey Reas.
Sleep Well Beast is the band’s seventh album to date and follow-up to 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me. A release date is set for September 8th through 4AD.