EL VY (The National, Menomena) release lyric video for new song “I’m The Man To Be” (watch/listen)
by Andrew Sacher
We already heard one song from EL VY, the new project of The National frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena / current Ramona Falls frontman Brent Knopf, and today we get a second. That first one was kinda new wavey, but "I'm The Man To Be" is artier and wackier. Here's what Matt says about it:
There's this great Schoolboy Q song 'There He Go' which samples Menomena's "Wet and Rusting." I thought it would be funny to re-sample the same sample and do it from the perspective of a pathetic self-aggrandizing rocker alone in a hotel room. Something I know a lot about. That's how it started but then Brent took the sample out and we wrote an entirely new song.
Watch the lyric video below.
The album, Return to the Moon, comes out October 30 via 4AD. The band will also be touring this fall. Both NYC shows are sold out.