13th Floor New Song Of The Day: The National – Day I Die

The National’s eagerly-awaited seventh album is due out on September 8th. The band has already release three songs from Sleep Well Beast to the world, and now comes a fourth.

Like the previous three clips, the video for Day I Die was directed by Casey Reas.

Here’s the record company blurb with more info about the video:

The National shared their latest track ‘Day I Die’ from their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast. The video, which was directed by Casey Reas, compresses the frenetic energy of performing with the grind of touring. It’s a day in the life of The National. Reas adds, “Graham MacIndoe captured eighteen time-lapse photo series during rehearsals at Le Centquatre in June 2017 in Paris. Hours of rehearsal are compressed into a few minutes. Over five thousand of these photographs were brought together to make the final video. I wrote custom software to collage multiple photographs together and to compile them into videos. A flickering colour layer abstracted from broadcast television signals augments the black and white footage. The images here are played back at 12fps, near the threshold of the persistence of vision.”

In September, The National will embark on their nearly sold-out world tour, including one New Zealand date at Auckland’s Villa Maria in February 2018. Tickets go on a Ticketmaster pre-sale from midday Thursday 31 August and on general sale this Friday September 1st.