Listen: The National’s Matt Berninger releases gorgeous new ballad ‘Let It Be’

The deluxe edition of 'Serpentine Prison' is set for release on March 12

While gearing up for the release of the deluxe edition of his 2020 solo album Serpentine Prison, The National frontman Matt Berninger has shared a new track called “Let It Be.”

“This is a new song about an old frenemy. Not Paul McCartney or Westerberg,” Berninger explains, adding on Twitter, “this is not a cover, but it was written with Mike Brewer, the Paul McCartney of southern Ohio.”

The gorgeous new track is a classic Berninger ballad, with full, captivating guitar lines and powerful drums, as Berninger croons lines like, “You say to me, ‘let it go/ Hey, lighten up a little, take a joke’/ Sometimes I can’t let it be/ Sometimes I think that I’m my own worst enemy.”

Listen to “Let It Be” below.
 

 
The deluxe edition of Serpentine Prison is set for release on March 12th.