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.


Miles Klee


Published Apr 2, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 4:15 am CDT

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.

Photo via musicisentropy/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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