The countdown to The National’s new album is on, with the group announcing worldwide screenings of their accompanying film, I Am Easy To Find.
In just a few weeks, The National will unleash their eighth studio album, I Am Easy To Find. First announced early last month, the new record comes just 18 months after the release of 2017’s Sleep Well Beast.
Alongside the album’s announcement, the group also released a trailer for their short film, similarly titled I Am Easy To Find, which accompanies the new record.
Directed by Mike Mills and starring Alicia Vikander, the group describes that the two projects as “playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other.”
“The former is not the video for the latter; the latter is not the soundtrack to the former.”
Check out the trailer for The National’s I Am Easy To Find:
“The movie was composed like a piece of music; the music was assembled like a film, by a film director,” the group explained in a press release.
“The frontman and natural focal point was deliberately and dramatic sidestaged in favour of a variety of female voices, nearly all of whom have long been in the group’s orbit.”
“It is unlike anything either artist has ever attempted and also totally in line with how they’ve created for much of their careers.”
While fans have been lucky enough to catch screenings of this new 24-minute film at the band’s ‘A Special Evening With The National’ events, worldwide followers of the group had been left wondering when it might make its way to their local movie house.
Now, we have an answer.
Announced earlier today, The National have now unveiled a number of screening and listening dates for the film and album, I Am Easy To Find.
Kicking off next Monday, the screenings are set to take place at locations all around the world, including Denmark, Norway, Spain, Italy, Mexico, America, Japan, the UK, and of course, Australia.
Aussie fans of the band will get a chance to view the film early next week, with a screening taking place in Sydney on Monday night, and Melbourne receiving their own the very next day.
If you’re keen on heading along to the screening of the film, as well as getting a sneak peek of The National’s new album before its released later this month, check out the details for the local events below.
At this stage, there’s no word as to when The National will be returning to Aussie shores with their acclaimed live show, but considering they’re basically booked out for the rest of the year, we might need to look towards 2020 and beyond.
Check out The National’s ‘You Had Your Soul With You’:
I Am Easy To Find Australian screening and listening parties:
Monday, May 6th
Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, May 7th
Thornbury Picture House, Melbourne, VIC