Can you listen to the National’s ‘Sunshine on My Back’ without tearing up?

'Sunshine on My Back' is as melancholy as Matt Berninger gets.

Mar 1, 2020, 6:43 am*

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Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

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If the advent of spring has gotten your spirits up, well, indie-rock mopesters the National are here to bring them right back down. Check out their surprise new track below, and download a copy for free right by purchasing Mistaken for Strangers, their acclaimed band documentary.

Don’t think a song about sunshine can be sad? You are in for a weepy surprise.

This ought to keep my seasonal affective disorder going through July at least.

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*First Published: Apr 2, 2015, 1:25 pm