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The National and Bon Iver share “Weird Goodbyes”

The Ohio rock veterans are at work on their ninth studio album.

August 22, 2022
The National and Bon Iver share “Weird Goodbyes” (L) The National. Photo by Josh Goleman. (R) Bon Iver. Image by Graham Tolbert & Eric Timothy Carlson  

The National have teamed up with Justin Vernon a.k.a. Bon Iver for a new single titled "Weird Goodbyes." The song is the first from the beloved rock group since 2021's "Someone Desperate (taken from the Cyrano soundtrack); Bon Iver popped up for a feature on Ethan Gruska's "So Unimportant" this year and dropped "Second Nature," a song for the Don't Look Up soundtrack, in December.

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The National's Aaron Dessner and Vernon are long-standing collaborators on various projects, including the new Taylor Swift album folklore (Dessner co-produced, Vernon featured) and their indie duo Big Machine which dropped its sophomore project How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? last year. “I somehow could hear our friend Justin's voice and heart in this song from the beginning," Dessner said of the new track. "We sent it to him and it moved him – he then sang with Matt [Dessner] so powerfully.” Listen below.

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The National and Bon Iver share “Weird Goodbyes”