There has hardly ever been a song that I could relate to this much. It hits so painfully close to home.

The National is a downright incredible band. They always tend to break my fall when I’m not doing so well. So sincerely melancholic yet full of life, always giving you the feeling it’s okay somehow. It’s still life and there’s still beauty in it.

Their music is so calm, yet intense and energetic at the same time. With awesome instrumentals, Matt’s grand voice and those bleak/hopeful lyrics, they definitely have become one of my favorite bands over the last years. Especially for their last two albums. Take a peek.

Also, don’t mind the band name (“The name of our band was meant to mean nothing”).


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