Watch: The National release sparse black and white video for new single ‘Hairpin Turns’

Their forthcoming album 'I Am Easy To Find' hits the shelves on May 17

The National have released a sparse black-and-white video for their new single “Hairpin Turns” off of their forthcoming album I Am Easy To Find.

“Hairpin Turns” is a slowly building track that grows from a hollow, slightly electronic tune into a layered, texturally strong ballad that revolves around frontman Matt Berninger’s raspy croons. The accompanying video sees the band performing in an isolated, expansive white space interspersed with clips of vocal performances from Gail Ann Dorsey, Mina Tindle, and Kate Stables in addition to a performance from dancer Sharon Eyal.

“The video is a very simple portrait of the band {and the friends who helped make the song} and the song itself: You see all the instruments that make up the song in isolation, even hear them recorded live on set over the album version, kind of like showing you the tracks that make up the song,” director Mike Mills explained in a statement. “And you see everyone who contributed alone, including Gail Ann Dorsey, Pauline Delasser (aka Mina Tindle) and Kate Stables – but your mind puts them together.”

Watch the video for “Hairpin Turns” below.

I Am Easy To Find, which is set to come accompanied by a Mike Mills-directed short film, will be released on May 17th.