The National have released a new single titled “Somebody Desperate”. The song is part of the soundtrack for the movie “Cyrano”.
The movie “Cyrano” is an adaptation of the 2018 play by Erica Schmidt which in itself is based of “Cyrano de Bergerac” the 1897 novel by Edmond Rostand. The film is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and stars the always incredible Peter Dinklage (who is Erica Schmidt husband).
Below you can watch the lyric video for the ending credits song.
The score for the movie was done by Aaron and Bryce Dessner and the lyrics for the songs were penned by Carin Besser and Matt Berninger. Even though the National have not released an album since 2019 “I Am Easy to Find” they’ve kept busy either releasing solo albums, producing albums, releasing albums with other artists or doing film scores, they’ve continued to be almost more prolific now and it doesn’t look like they’ll stop anytime soon since the band is gearing to tour I’m 2022.