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The National's Matt Berninger reveals the 'soul changer' on the band's new album

The National lead singer Matt Berninger talks to Tom Power about the group's new album Sleep Well Beast.
Matt Berninger of The National (centre) talks to Tom Power about the group's new album Sleep Well Beast. (Facebook/The National)

One of the most anticipated albums to be released recently is from Cincinnati, Ohio's the National.

For over a decade they've distinguished themselves from their contemporaries with their intricate and despairing music, paired neatly with lead singer Matt Berninger's trademark croon and dramatic lyrical flair.

The National mines the trials of life in a way that touches the emotional core of its fan base and its new record Sleep Well Beast is a challenging, emotional listen.

To discuss the new record and the themes explored on it, Tom Power speaks with lead singer Matt Berninger.

— Produced by Mitch Pollock and Vanessa Nigro

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