The National Released a New Song

It’s not exactly a Beyonce or a Drake move, but a new song from The National has unknowingly popped up on the Internet today. Titled Sunshine On My Back, it was apparently left over from the Trouble Will Find Me sessions in 2013, and features Sharon Van Etten  on vocals.

The slow burning, guitar driven number isn’t exactly new material, but is quintessentially The National, and would serve as a reminder as to why they’ve remained totally relevant and poignant over the last decade. Lyrics such as, “I’m so glad that you came / I needed someone who loves me / But just don’t try to talk yourself into this love / And sleep like a baby while I’m staying up,” pack in just as much heartfelt emotion as any other song they’ve made, with frontman Matt Berninger and his immediately recognisable voice knowing just the right way to make me come undone.

It was rumoured last year that the band was to be working on their seventh album, so perhaps this has come as a refresher before we prepare to move onto the new stuff? In any case, it’s a beautiful track and is available for purchasing on iTunes now. You can also hear it below.