so, I am a huge fan of the band The National, and listen to them all the time. tonight I was watching their live set from Austin City Limits online, and they closed their set with a song “About Today” from the Cherry Tree EP. it was a new song for me, as I don’t have this album (yet… it’s on the way) – but I am already a huge fan of the song. the following is the album version, audio only:
the soft repeating drumbeats in the background are great, the violin is great – I love their use of it in so many songs, the simple lyrics are moving, and the lead singer Matt Berninger’s voice is powerful as always.