Today, The National released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast. See the band tour across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne next February & March. Full ticket details below.
‘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.
Sleep Well Beast is the band’s seventh studio album and the follow up to their GRAMMY nominated album Trouble Will Find Me. Over their 16-year career the band has sold more than 1.7 million albums in the U.S. alone.Sleep Well Beast is available in CD, digital and double LP here: thenational.lnk.to/SleepWellBeast