The National’s Matt Berninger has joined Canadian indie artist Hannah Georgas for a new rendition of her track, “Pray It Away.”
The solo version of “Pray It Away” comes from Georgas most recent album, All That Emotion, which was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner and co-released on his Brassland label. The new rendition stays similar to the original, but Berninger’s crooning vocals give it a new depth.
In a statement, Georgas explains that the lyrics of the track are about a family issue her friend was dealing with:
“She told me over dinner one night that a family member didn’t want to attend her wedding because she was marrying a woman. I wrote the song using the chord progression from Aaron’s demo. It was upsetting to see my friend go through what she was dealing with at a time where she should have been celebrating.”
Listen to “Pray It Away” ft. Matt Berninger” below.