The National confirm new song with Bon Iver

Posters found around Brooklyn hint at collaborative new track 'Weird Goodbyes'

Excitement first stirred up among The National fans after posters popped up across Brooklyn with what was presumably their next song title, ‘Weird Goodbyes’. What’s more, the posters also teased a Bon Iver feature.

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Now the band have confirmed on Instagram that the track will be released on 22 August.

“Last spring, the band reconvened at Long Pond to begin writing and recording new music that we’ve been working on ever since,” they wrote on Instagram. “‘Weird Goodbyes'” featuring Bon Iver felt like the right track to share first and is one of a handful of new songs we’ve been performing on tour this summer. We’re so grateful to our friend Justin Vernon for joining us on this song.”

The track has been included in recent setlists on some of their US dates and is likely to feature on The National’s headline sets at Edinburgh’s Connect Festival and London’s All Points East later this month.

Vernon has previously worked with the The National’s guitarist Aaron Dessner on their project Big Red Machine, as well as featuring on Taylor Swift’s Evermore, which Dessner produced.

The National - “Weird Goodbyes” - Brewery Ommegang | Cooperstown, NY - 7-20-22

The National play All Points East on Friday 26 August and Connect on Sunday 28 August. Bon Iver is heading to the UK in October for an arena tour, visiting the likes of London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow – limited tickets can be found here.