Now Spinning: The National – ‘Guilty Party’

Friday, June 30, 2017

The National have released their brand new single ‘Guilty Party’, which is set to feature on their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, due on 8th September. 

As expected, ‘Guilty Party’ features poignant and touching lyricism. The words of the cut deep, especially with lines like “Another year gets away / Another summer of love / I don't know why I care”. The track stirs up a range of emotions and it’s hard to not become wrapped up its beauty. 

Along with the single, they’ve also unleashed the video for the track, which was created by video artist Casey Reas. In a statement about the video Raes said “The video is a dream about memory and the degradation of memory; it’s about distance in time and space”.

Watch the clip for ‘Guilty Party’ by The National below:

Written by Amy Smolcic