As a decade-long fan of The National, I had mixed feelings about Matt Berninger's solo project. In the end, I'm much more open to it than I originally was. I think the last two National albums were kind of clunky for me, and so far I like Matt's solo stuff much better. They are still my favorite band, but the more experimental stuff just does not sit that well with me.
"Serpentine Prison," Matt's first full-length solo album, will be out on October 2nd. It's produced by the legendary Booker T. Jones, and features appearances from Gail Ann Dorsey, Phoebe Bridgers, and Andrew Bird among others.
"One More Second" really hits the feels, almost like a distant cousin of "Carin At the Liquor Store" (my favorite off "Sleep Well Beast.")