The Nationwide have shared a lyric video for his or her new tune with Taylor Swift, ‘The Alcott’.
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The one is taken from their newly-debuted album, ‘First Two Pages Of Frankenstein’, which was launched at the moment (April 28), and sees the indie five-piece crew up with pop icon Taylor Swift.
Now, the band have shared an official lyric video for the emotional observe, which additionally options in-studio footage of the band and Swift. Test it out beneath.
Forward of the discharge of their ninth studio album, The Nationwide spoke to NME concerning the inspiration behind the LP, and their long-running relationship with the ‘Anti-Hero’ singer — which first shaped over a decade in the past.
In keeping with the members, Aaron Dessner despatched Swift the tune shortly after it was written, and she or he responded inside half an hour, making it into the observe it’s at the moment. “She has this work ethic and marvel on the inventive course of,” he informed NME. “She’s simply so she loves making stuff. And she or he’s not cynical in any method, she’s as DIY as anybody.”
This isn’t the primary time that The Nationwide and Taylor Swift have joined forces. Again in 2020, The Nationwide joined her on the observe ‘Coney Island’ and, extra just lately, the band admitted that two of the pop star’s songs — ‘Willow’ and ‘Cardigan’ — had been initially meant to be launched by them.
“I’d taken a swing at [‘Cardigan’] and ‘Willow’ and a few others, and I wasn’t having lots of luck, so Aaron despatched them to Taylor,” Matt Berninger recalled to The Telegraph. “The reverse has occurred, too, the place Aaron wrote one thing for Taylor, and I dove proper in. It really works each methods.”
Earlier this month, Dessner additionally joined Swift onstage in Tampa, Florida throughout her ongoing ‘Eras’ tour. Right here, the pair duetted on two songs: ‘The Nice Battle’ (a observe he produced for the ‘3am Version’ of ‘Midnights’) and ‘Mad Lady’ from her ‘Folklore’ album.
Discussing his time onstage with Swift, Dessner informed NME that the gig was “the best present I’ve ever seen”. “It’s simply insane. The size of the tour. And the music, the visible design, the choreography and her musicianship, it’s on a degree that I’ve by no means seen something like,” he mentioned.
“To me, it’s one thing to aspire to: to be that bold together with her music. I believe generally individuals ask me questions on working with pop stars prefer it’s not an honour, but it surely’s a complete honour. I realized far more from her than she’s realized with us.”
‘The Alcott’ is the eighth tune on the brand new 11-track album. In a five-star assessment of the LP, NME praised the band for creating their “greatest file in a decade”.
“‘That is the closest we’ve ever been,’ sings Berninger… Whereas he’s definitely singing of his household and bandmates, it feels the identical of The Nationwide and the listener … The band are solely now at their most emotionally direct,” it learn.
“‘First Two Pages…’ is testomony to what makes this band so in style 20 years down the road. That is The Nationwide again from their brink and at their best possible.”
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