Don’t Swallow the Cap by The National
Only a few days ago, The National released their first single, Demons, from the forthcoming album. In it, vocalist Matt Berninger croons:
“The less I love, the more I see the pythons and the limbs. I don’t not know what’s wrong with me, sours in a cup. When I walk into a room, I don’t light it up, fuck. So I stay down with my demons.”
This gave us just a hint of the emotional wreckage we are to expect from them this time around. Now here we stand, less than a week later, and they’ve generously offered us yet another new song—Don’t Swallow the Cap, an expertly crafted gem chock full of all the necessary sorrow you need for a broken heart and your overabundant store of misguided love.
If any of you thought my obsession with High Violet back in 2010 was bad, based on the two singles mentioned above and the songs they’ve already played live (I Need My Girl, Heavenfaced, Fireproof, Graceless), this album is bound to see so much more.
Trouble Will Find Me will be released on May 21st through 4AD.