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El Vy unveil brilliant new track 'I'm The Man To Be'

The National's Matt Berninger returns with another beauty


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El Vy new track I'm The Man To Be from The National's Matt Berninger Photo: Press
El Vy, the most exciting side-project of the year from The National's Matt Berninger Brent Knopf of Menomena/Ramona Falls, have unveiled another brilliant new track. Check out 'I'm The Man To Be'. 

After revealing launch and title track 'Return To The Moon' from their upcoming album, 'I'm The Man To Be' is another departure from Berninger's normal sound. 

Amplified by Knopf's immaculate and tight production, 'I'm The Man To Be' is driven by a rumbling bassline and a menacingly funky guitar part while Berninger remains ever playful with his words: “Erin Brockovich is not my wife/ I’m such a baby I could totally cry/ My hands are so sticky and my belt’s too tight.”

This album is going to be incredible. Watch the brilliant lyric video, as the pair lark about the city, the beach and the amusement park, below.  

EL VY release their debut album Return To The Moon on 30 October, before a full European tour. For tickets and more information see here.


01 – COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuse
02 – HAMBURG, Knust
03 – AMSTERDAM, Melkweg
04 – COLOGNE, Kantine
06 – BERLIN, Astra
08 – PARIS, Trabendo
10 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom
12 – MANCHESTER, Gorilla
13 – DUBLIN, Whelans

Last year for an up update on the new National album, Berninger told Gigwise that they'd be 'changing their approach'

"We're talking about getting together, which won't be until about October, taking a little break and then getting together to try and write together in a room - which we've never done," Berninger told Gigwise. "We always work on little things and email back and forth. We have no idea whether it's going to work or not, but that's as far as we've got with the new record: trying to work out a plan and a different approach. 

"That might fail miserably, but then we'll try it a different way."

When asked if the band had any idea or hopes on what their next record could sound like, Berninger said: "No, not really. Everybody's been talking about it and people have different ideas about what kind of record they want to make. But every time we all talk about that, it never helps anyone figure it out. It's never a very good creative catalyst to say 'I'm going to make this kind of record'. It's never been that helpful for me at least, let's just wait to see where things go organically and naturally."

Below: Awesome, beautiful photos of The National at The O2

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