Fans of the band know that it usually takes The National a couple of years to finish up an album. But there’s good news, we might not have to wait that long for the follow up to High Violet.
According to Scott Devendorf, “We sort of know that worst-case, it’s going to take us a long time, every time. We’re tired of it taking forever.”
“Think You Can Wait,” a song written for the movie Win, Win was written and released quickly. Scott said “We were under deadline, so that helped, and it was someone else’s deadline, not our own. It was refreshing to do something quick.”
About the new album:
“We want to make something a little more direct sonically and a little less gauzy,” he says. “We’ll see — it could all change.”
Devendorf and the Dessner twins are also collaborating to release a Grateful Dead tribute album. The boys love the band, but, thankfully, don’t look to them for musical inspiration.