The National – I’ll Still Destroy You

Für mich ist das aktuelle Album Sleep Well Beast von The National eines der Highlights des Jahres 2017. Natürlich entfernt sich die Band auch auf ihrem siebten Studioalbum nicht meilenweit von ihrem erarbeiteten Schema, aber sie reichern die Stücke mit programmierten Beats, Samples und Loops an.

Eines der in dieser Hinsicht auffälligsten Stücke ist I’ll Still Destroy You, zu welchem es jetzt ein Video gibt.

“I’ll Still Destroy You” was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for “A Lot Of Sorrow” which saw the band play their song “Sorrow” for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. “I’ll Still Destroy You” was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival. It was shot in one hour at Dope & Korruption, a pop-up bar created by Ragnar offering arancini, chocolate truffles, prosecco, classical music and a sailor striptease. During the video shoot the bar was shut down by Danish security officials and destroyed the day after.”