Phoebe Bridgers Joins the National on New Single ‘Your Mind Is Not Your Friend’

    The National have unveiled the latest single from their upcoming album First Two Pages of Frankenstein, a collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers titled ‘Your Mind Is Not Your Friend’. The track arrives with an accompanying video starring Matt Berninger’s brother, Tom, and directed by Bridgers’ brother, Jackson. Watch and listen below.

    “When I feel stuck, I’ll often grab a book off the shelf just to get some words in my head, and the first two pages of Frankenstein ended up triggering ‘Your Mind Is Not Your Friend’,” Berninger shared in a press release. “The book starts off with the narrator on a voyage near the Arctic Circle, and that image of being adrift helped me to write about feeling disconnected and lost and lacking in purpose. Once I started confronting that strange, blurry panic of not having ideas, everything began to crack open a bit.”

    First Two Pages of Frankenstein, which also has contributions from Sufjan Stevens and Taylor Swift, will be released on April 28. So far, it’s been previewed with the songs ‘Eucalyptus’, ‘New Order T-Shirt’, and ‘Tropic Morning News’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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