The release of the National’s new album, High Violet, is still six weeks away, but the Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati quintet are offering up a free download “Bloodbuzz Ohio” as a preview to fans. You can download the song HERE.
The track features large, sweeping layers of piano, drums, and guitar laid beneath singer Matt Berninger’s smooth, melancholy baritone. “I still owe money to the money to the money I owe / I never thought about love / When I thought about home,” he sings, making this song something of a downer — but, as is usually the case with this band, it’s a gripping and gorgeous one. (Thanks for the tip Don)