'I remember Bryce saying, 'Ok, what does loose wool sound like?' The National Break Down Every Song on Their New Album, I Am Easy to Find. Their songs are unashamedly intellectual and melancholic, yet the National are one of those rare bands revered by critics and fans alike. The National’s Matt Berninger has shared a new song, “One More Second,” from his upcoming debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, out October 2nd via Book Records.. Four years on from ‘Murder Me Rachael’, by this point The National had mastered their pent-up, anxious side. This The National song would also go on to inspire the title to the band’s hilarious tour documentary from 2014. The National Q&A: On 'Weird' New Film, Dead Project and What Makes a Bad Show 3. Heeney composed it with his melodeon. The song shares the same status as the National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ barring certain official dictates. The song, as "A Soldier's Song", was composed "early in 1910 or late in 1909", with words by Peadar Kearney, and music by his childhood friend and neighbour Patrick Heeney, who had collaborated on songs since 1903. The national anthem reflects the history, struggles, and traditions of a nation and its people and serves as an expression of national identity. The National’s songs usually feel warmly hermetic – from their artfully enveloping art-goth sonics to the way Matt Berninger’s merlot-gorged baritone turns midlife malaise into a lush cocoon. "Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's best-known bush ballad, and has been described as the country's "unofficial national anthem". And their sixth album may well be their best yet "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. This song's sound is typical of the much denser and heavier instrumentation on High Violet compared to what the National has done previously. A national anthem is a country's national song. A national anthem is a patriotic song or musical composition that is either recognized officially by a nation’s government and constitution or is accepted as such by convention through popular use. At the time when India achieved independence it certainly was the more popular tune compared to ‘Jana Gana Mana’ which was adopted as the National Anthem by the Constituent Assembly later on. Kearney assisted Heeney in setting the refrain. Dessner’s guitars are like juggernauts towering over the rest of the song. Aaron Dessner explained to The Quietus: "'Loose wool' is 'Terrible Love. History Origins. The majority of national anthems are marches or hymns in style. The song … Latin American, Central Asian, and European nations tend towards more ornate and operatic pieces, while those in the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, and the Caribbean use a more simplistic fanfare. Let’s take a line-by-line tour of the history and meaning behind the lyrics. 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