The Ohio based band has released a new single that features the guest vocal talents of Sharon Van Etten. The song — “Sunshine On My Back” — is laden with strings and a nearly ominous piano underlay. The lyrics showcase The National‘s signature repetitions of important, poetic lines. Van Etten’s part is both complimentary and crucial. Give it a listen above.
The song was recorded with the sessions from The National’s last album, Trouble Will Find Me, in 2013. You can get “Sunshine On My Back” with the purchase or rental of the 2013 documentary about the band, Mistaken For Strangers, through VHX. The song is also available on iTunes.