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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.
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)
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'