Early this morning, the National released a video titled “Sleep Well Beast” on Facebook that appears to tease a new album from the group. Framed like a news report, the grainy clip features an instrumental track and shows exterior shots of a house, with the phrases “Sleep Well Beast” and “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” scrolling across a chyron at the bottom.
The National’s last album was 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me, but this video hints that new music is on the way. Frontman Matt Berninger discussed the themes of the band’s next album in an interview last fall, revealing “it’s about marriages falling apart.” The band also debuted a new song called “Turtleneck” at a benefit for Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C. in January.
Watch the bizarre clip below.