Matt Berninger | photo by Chantal Anderson | courtesy of the artist
The National’s Matt Berninger channels classic love songs on “One More Second”
Matt Berninger, frontman of The National, will release his debut solo record Serpentine Prison next month. Ahead of the release he’s shared a third single, “One More Second,” along with a lyric video. Berninger hopes that the subdued but hopeful tune will remind you of classic, enduring love songs written by legends like Dolly Parton.
“I wrote ‘One More Second’ with Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander, EL VY) with the intention for it to be a kind of answer to Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You,’ or sort of the other side of that conversation,” says Berninger. “I just wanted to write one of those classic, simple, desperate love songs that sound great in your car.”
Serpentine Prison comes out October 16. The album was produced Berninger’s friend and collaborator Booker T. Jones and features contributions from artists including Andrew Bird, Scott Devendorf, Gail Ann Dorsey, Ben Lanz, Harrison Whitford, and lots more. Listen to “One More Second” below and pre-order the album here.