New York Magazine

So the National, Alicia Vikander, and Mike Mills Made a Movie Together…

… And it also became the band’s newest album, I Am Easy to Find, which comes out on May 17. Here’s how it all happened.

1 The filmmaker meets the band …

Looking for some inspiration after finishing 20th Century Women, Mills reached out to Berninger about doing a video for the National’s 2017 album, Sleep Well Beast. (Mills has always loved the band and listens to its music while he writes.) Berninger, himself a fan of Mills, handed over a dropbox of cast-off fragments from various recording sessions and told the director,

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