The National’s Matt Berninger Shares Title Track From Debut Solo Album

It’s our lucky day: Matt Berninger of The National has released the emotional title track off of his forthcoming debut solo album Serpentine Prison. The album is due Oct. 2 on Book Records in conjunction with Concord Records.

Berninger says of the track:

“The song ‘Serpentine Prison’ was written in December 2018 about a week after recording The National’s I Am Easy to Find. For a long time I had been writing songs for movies and musicals and other projects where I needed to get inside someone else’s head and convey another person’s feelings. I liked doing that but I was ready to dig back into my own garbage and this was the first thing that came out.”

The song is of typical Berninger nature: slow, gloomy, and vulnerable. It’s the final track on the record, because Berninger says it “feels like an epilogue.”

Watch the video for the song below. Keep scrolling to hear The National’s Daytrotter session from 2007.