“The National Drops Latest Single ‘Eucalyptus’ Along With Chris Sgroi-Directed Music Video”
The National have released another single from their upcoming album, “First Two Pages of Frankenstein.” The new song, titled “Eucalyptus,” features a music video directed by Chris Sgroi. Shot at Long Pond by Sgroi and Matt Berninger’s brother, Tom, the visual captures the essence of the song.
Matt Berninger shared the inspiration behind the track, saying that it’s about a couple dividing their possessions after a breakup. The little things that they have become connected to while being together and what they would do with them after separation.
The National’s ninth studio album features guest contributions from Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, and Phoebe Bridgers. They have previously shared two singles, “New Order T-Shirt” and “Tropic Morning News,” co-written with Berninger’s wife, Carin Besser. They recently performed the latter on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The band will embark on a tour to support the album this spring, traveling across North America and Europe. The tour runs through to October, with Patti Smith, Soccer Mommy, the Beths, and Bartees Strange as openers across the run.
The release of “Eucalyptus” and its accompanying video has further increased the excitement around the album’s release. Fans are eagerly waiting to hear the new tracks from The National, and the band has not disappointed so far.