The National have shared the last single, “The Alcott”, before releasing their new album “First Two Pages Of Frankenstein” via 4AD.

The lyric video for the song was directed by Michael Brown.

The National have a long history of collaborating with artists like Sharon Van Etten, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Carin Besser, St. Vincent, Lisa Hannigan, Gail Ann Dorsey and many more, so it’s refreshing to see that they give space to up and coming artist like this Taylor Swift artist, hopefully she can use this to get her career jump started.

Aaron Dessner shared this about the song in a press release: “Matt wrote the main part of the song to some music I had written which Taylor had heard and I knew liked, so I thought it might be something she would really click with. I sent it to her, and was a little nervous as I didn’t hear back for 20 minutes or so. By the time she responded, Taylor had written all her parts and recorded a voice memo with the lyrics she’d added in a dialogue with Matt, and everyone fell immediately in love with it. It felt meant to be.”