The National have released the latest video from their number one record, Sleep Well Beast directed by Allan Sigurðsson and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson, who also performs in the video alongside the band.
The video for I’ll Still Destroy You, shows the band in a smaller set-up than they’re used to in pop-up bar Dope & Korruption, Copenhagen, during Haven Festival organised by members Aaron and Bryce Dessner. The bar was created by Ragnar, “offering arancini, chocolate truffles, prosecco, classical music and a sailor striptease,” by the artist.
As if that wasn’t already all one could wish for in a pop-up bar, the video also shows The National perform the video’s track, interacting with the audience singing along, blowing confetti everywhere with portable fans, and opening bottles of fizz to share. The I’ll Still Destroy You shoot was only an hour long, as it was shut down during filming by Danish security officials, and the set was “destroyed the after”.
Ragnar Kjartansson and The National have worked together previously, performing their song Sorrow for six hours live at MOMA PS1, as part of a collaborative project A Lot of Sorrow in 2013. You can still watch the footage “here”:http://alotofsorrow.com/
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