The National are teasing a new song with Bon Iver. As Reddit user u/Dannydarko pointed out in a post, posters plastered around Brooklyn are promoting the song, which is called “Weird Goodbyes.” The National has been at work on its next album for some time, but no release date has been revealed for it or the new song.
The National have actually been playing the “Weird Goodbyes” live since May, albeit without any help from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. They performed it for the first time in Pamplona, Spain, but it was referred to as “Bathwater (Mount Auburn)” on the setlist. It has been played seven times since and first appeared on the setlist as “Weird Goodbyes” during a show in Cooperstown, N.Y. last month.
Though the bands have technically never collaborated, Vernon and Aaron Dessner of The National have a long-running side project called Big Red Machine. The group released its sophomore album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, last year.
The National are currently on a North American tour. See the remaining list of dates below.
The National 2022 North American tour dates:
Aug. 14: Seattle, WA – Seattle Center / Day In Day Out Festival
Sept. 12: Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 13: Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC
Sept. 14: Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing Festival Field
Sept. 16: Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Sept. 17: Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
Sept. 18: Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Sept. 19: Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Sept. 22: Boston, MA – Roadrunner
Sept. 24: Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg University
Sept. 25: Bridgeport, CT – Seaside Park / Sound on Sound Festival