Walter Martin & Matt Berninger take on the quarantine in funny new song for charity
Not only is The National's Matt Berninger keeping busy with his 8-hour "Social Distancing Distortion" playlist, he also contributed to The Walkmen member Walter Martin's new quarantine song/video, "Quarantine Boogie (Loco)." It's a fun, funny song that could only be born out of the stir-craziness induced by self-isolation, with such lyrics as "just watched the guy from Death Cab For Cutie do a concert in his pajamas" and "I still refuse to watch Tiger King." Watch it, in all of its goofy glory, below.
Walter is also using the song as a way to promote the City Harvest organization, which is helping feed NYC children who rely on school lunches for meals. Walter says:
I made this song hoping to make enough of a fool of myself to inspire people to donate money to City Harvest - cityharvest.org. They are doing amazing work feeding people in NYC right now—and helping get food to public school kids who rely on school breakfast and lunch. I hope you can laugh during these hard times and please donate what you can to cityharvest.org.
In related news, Walter's Walkmen bandmate Matt Barrick's band Muzz (who also feature Interpol frontman Paul Banks and National collaborator Josh Kaufman) are releasing a new song and doing a YouTube chat this morning.