The sixth album by New York band The National is the follow-up to the acclaimed masterpiece "High Violet" (2010), which sold over 600,000 copies worldwide. Singer Matt Berninger describes the songs on "Trouble Will Find Me" as "more intuitive and direct" compared to the band's previous work. In fact, the album's sound is more immediate and accessible, so you can literally feel the band coming into their own. "For the last ten years, we've always been after something and wanted to prove something," says Berninger. After the almost two-year tour for "High Violet", they could have finally relaxed in that respect.
The result is at once as novel as it is familiar, the culmination of an artistic journey that takes The National both into new spheres and back to their beginnings.
Bassist Aaron Dessner: "On the one hand, the new songs are the most complex yet, but also the most simple and 'human'. It just feels like we've found our chemistry together."
"So human, so approachable, so simple - and so good." (Rolling Stone, June 2013)
"Berninger's baritone remains one of the most haunting voices in the music business today, and the blindly harmonising band cultivates a warm sound of quiet beauty." (Audio, June 2013)
"Everything meshes on this very coherent indie album. The sound is balanced and crisp, Berninger's baritone growls throatily rich." (stereoplay, July 2013)