You know how we know this summer is going to be awesome? Because The National, aka that stellar Brooklyn based quintet that leaves us all tingly inside so much so that we loose all sense of objectivity, is currently road testing new material. In layman’s terms, that new studio album we mentioned back in February is near!
Of the two numbers you’ll find below, both feature lots of emotionally vibrant lyricism and eclectic arrangements (there’s a shock!). Song #1, “Runaway”, taken from a studio session CBC’s Studio Q, is more on the melodic side of things (think “Gospel”), while song #2, “Blood Buzz Ohio” is one of those songs that will have you clapping along in sheer enjoyment (think “Lit Up”).