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The National release 'The Alcott' featuring Taylor Swift.

The National release 'The Alcott' featuring Taylor Swift.

The National have released their new album, 'First Two Pages Of Frankenstein' - including 'The Alcott' featuring Taylor Swift.

About the song, Aaron Dessner shares: "Matt wrote the main part of the song to some music I had written which Taylor had heard and I knew liked, so I thought it might be something she would really click with. I sent it to her, and was a little nervous as I didn't hear back for 20 minutes or so. By the time she responded, Taylor had written all her parts and recorded a voice memo with the lyrics she’d added in a dialogue with Matt, and everyone fell immediately in love with it."

Matt Berninger adds: "It’s about two people with a long history returning to a place and trying to relive a certain moment in time. It’s got the feeling of a last-ditch effort to hold onto the relationship, but there’s a hint of something positive where you can see the beginnings of a reconnection."

Watch a lyric video for 'The Alcott' below...

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