The National's Matt Berninger shares new single 'Distant Axis'

With his highly-anticipated debut solo album set to arrive in the coming months, The National's Matt Berninger has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'Distant Axis' was co-written alongside Walter Martin of The Walkmen, and follows on from the previously shared lead title-track in previewing his first LP 'Serpentine Prison', which is due out on the 2nd October via his new label with Booker T. Jones, Book Records.

Speaking about the new offering, he said, "I met Walter Martin fifteen years ago when The National opened for The Walkmen on a tour of shitty clubs in the American Southeast. On that tour I learned a lot about how to be in a band without ruining your life. I also learned a lot about Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. Walt and I have stayed friends and about three years ago we started passing ideas back and forth. 'Distant Axis' started from a sketch Walt sent me named 'Savannah'. I think it’s about falling out of touch with someone or something you once thought would be there forever."

Watch the new video for 'Distant Axis' in the player below.

More News

The Smashing Pumpkins announce new double album 'CYR'

Following on from the release of their much-loved 2018 record 'Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1 / LP: No Past, No Future, No Sun', The Smashing Pumpkins... 9 hours 22 min ago

Black Honey share new single 'Run For Cover'

Following on from the release of their comeback single 'Beaches' last month, Black Honey are back once again with another brand new cut. The new... 11 hours 14 min ago

Sunflower Bean return with new single 'Moment In The Sun'

Following on from the release of their highly-praised sophomore LP 'Twentytwo in Blue' in 2018 and its follow-up EP 'King of the Dudes' last year,... 14 hours 14 min ago

PUP announce new EP 'This Place Sucks Ass'

Following on from the release of their highly-praised album 'Morbid Stuff' last year, PUP have now announced their plans for a new EP, arriving next... 16 hours 5 min ago

Georgia reworks her single 'Feel It' to feature Yung Baby Tate

With her highly-praised new album 'Seeking Thrills' currently in the running for the Mercury Prize right now, Georgia has now unveiled a revised... 1 day 9 hours ago

A. G. Cook delivers new track 'Beautiful Superstar'

With his highly-anticipated new studio album now less than 24 hours away, A. G. Cook has now unveiled the final cut from his forthcoming full-length... 1 day 14 hours ago

Will Butler shares new single 'Bethlehem'

With his eagerly-awaited new solo album arriving at the end of next week, Arcade Fire frontman Will Butler has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted... 1 day 16 hours ago

Eels announce new album 'Earth To Dora'

Following on from the release of their much-loved LP 'The Deconstruction' in 2018, Eels have now announced their plans for a new studio album,... 2 days 8 hours ago

Sufjan Stevens delivers new single 'Sugar'

With just over a week to go before he releases his highly-anticipated new album, Sufjan Stevens has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his... 2 days 14 hours ago