The National are sharing a brand new track today from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, titled “Day I Die”.
Directed by Casey Reas, the new video is mean to show the “Frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring” which in a press release it’s revealed as The National’s everyday life.
Over five thousand images taken during a dress rehearsal in Paris make up the time-lapse-style video. “A flickering colour layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage,” Reas added. “The images here are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision.”
Sleep Well Beast will be released next Friday, September 8th.