According to a press release, Your Mind Is Not Your Friend was born after Matt Berninger broke through some writers block. When I feel stuck, Ill often grab a book off the shelf just to get some words in my head, and the first two pages of Frankenstein ended up triggering Your Mind Is Not Your Friend, he said. The book starts off with the narrator on a voyage near the Arctic Circle, and that image of being adrift helped me to write about feeling disconnected and lost and lacking in purpose. Once I started confronting that strange, blurry panic of not having ideas, everything began to crack open a bit.
First Two Pages of Frankenstein is out April 28. The new song follows the bands previously released tracks Eucalyptus, New Order T-Shirt and Tropic Morning News. The new album features contributions from Sufjan Stevens and Taylor Swift.
Bridgers and the Nationals Matt Berninger previously collaborated on the song Walking on a String, their contribution to Zach Galifianakis Between Two Ferns: The Movie.
Revisit The Nationals Matt Berninger on the Music That Made Him.