The National’s Matt Berninger announces debut solo album, ‘Serpentine Prison’
21.05.2020

The National’s Matt Berninger announces debut solo album, ‘Serpentine Prison’

Photo by Andy Witchger via Wikimedia Commons
Words by Kate Streader

He has also released the first single from the album.

Frontman of internationally renowned indie rockers The National, Matt Berninger, has revealed he will be releasing his debut solo album later this year, titled Serpentine Prison. Berninger has also provided a glimpse of the forthcoming LP, releasing the title track and first single from the record.

Produced by multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones, Serpentine Prison will be released on October 2 via Book Records, a new imprint of Concord Records formed by Berninger and Jones.

The record will feature a range of guests, including Berninger’s The National bandmate Scott Devendorf, The Walkmen’s Matt Barrick and Walter Martin, Gail Ann Dorsey, Andrew Bird and many more.

The record’s title track doesn’t err too far from what we’ve heard from Berninger’s through The National, featuring a subdued melody accompanied by his unmistakable vocals and eloquent lyrics.

The release of ‘Serpentine Prison’ also came hand-in-hand with a moody film clip capturing Berninger in the studio, directed by Tom Berninger and Chris Sgroi. Check it out below.

Serpentine Prison will be released on October 2 via Book Records.

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