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.