I learned a long time ago that there is so much more to The National than Matt Berninger’s voice. Unfortunately, that’s what I focused on when I first heard “Fake Empire.” I quickly soured on the vocals. I didn’t even make it through the song.
And we all make mistakes when it comes to music. Hell, I really didn’t think much of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot when I heard it for the first time. It didn’t make sense to me, much like The National made little sense to my ears.
I never thought there would come a day when I would be so obsessed with one of their songs, like I am with “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” a new track off their upcoming album, High Violet, which comes out May 11th.
Give this one some of your time. Listen the whole way through.