Feature album on Double J and Album of the Week at the Herald Sun, The National have released their eighth studio album I Am Easy To Find. Listen here.
The Mike Mills directed film of the same name, inspired by the record, is now available to watch here.
On September 3, 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National’s 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. The Los Angeles-based filmmaker was coming off his third feature, 20th Century Women, and was interested in working with the band on…something. A video maybe. Berninger, already a fan of Mills’ films, not only agreed to collaborate, he essentially handed over the keys to the band’s creative process.
The two projects are, as Mills calls them, “Playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other”—they share music and words and DNA and impulses and a vision about what it means to be human in 2019, but don’t necessarily need one another.
I Am Easy To Find – A Film By Mike Mills
The National & Mike Mills
“I Am Easy To Find” Q&A From New York’s Beacon Theatre with Julien Baker
Rylan – The National