The Nationwide have dropped a teaser and an entire lit class’ price of clues for his or her ninth studio album and follow-up to 2019’s I Am Simple to Discover.
Over on the band’s Instagram web page, they shared a hyperlink to AmericanMary.com/LP9, the place customers are greeted with a immediate for a password. Enter the phrases EVIL FOREBODINGS, and also you’ll be greeted with an altered model of the primary pages of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. As a substitute of a letter to Mrs. Saville, this missive is addressed to Mrs. Bridgers, whereas the title Margaret has been changed with Taylor, and “our good Uncle Thomas” has given strategy to “our good Uncle Sufjan.”
These are doubtless references to Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, and Sufjan Stevens, which lends credence to an alleged leaked tracklist that Amazon unintentionally revealed alongside the brand new Belle & Sebastian album.
Press play on the the web page of evil forebodings, and also you’ll be handled to snippets of two songs. The primary is a contemplative piano quantity that finds Matt Berninger singing, “Don’t make this any more durable,” and the second is a swelling indie rock track with the lyrics, “I wasn’t beginning but/ I didn’t even suppose you have been listening/ I wasn’t prepared in any respect to say/ Something about something fascinating.”
Try a much less concerned Instagram teaser that reveals Berninger studying Frankenstein beneath, and keep tuned for updates on The Nationwide’s ninth album as they change into out there.
Final yr, The Nationwide linked with Bon Iver for “Bizarre Goodbyes” and remixed NEU!’s “Im Glück.” At a efficiency in Spain, additionally they carried out three new songs which could seem on the album. In the meantime, the Dessner brothers Aaron and Bryce fashioned a brand new band with their sister Jessica and Rebekka Karijord known as Full Mountain Almanac. Their self-titled album is due out January twenty seventh.
— The Nationwide (@TheNational) January 13, 2023