The National's cover of INXS' ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ is taken from the album 'Songs For Australia'; an extraordinary album made by a collection of artists from around the world who have each donated their time to record a cover of an Australian song.
The album was made to raise money for organizations in Australia who are working towards creating a better future for the country and helping to rebuild during and after the bushfire crisis. ‘Songs for Australia’ will be digitally released Thursday, March 12 through BMG.
As part of its ongoing annual contribution to the “Bob’s Burgers” expanded universe holiday celebration, The National offered up another song for the occasion. Adding to past installments like their cover of Linda Belcher’s “Kill the Turkey” and last year’s ode to one of the show’s secret MVPs “Give It to Teddy,” 2018 saw the band put together a ballad called “Save the Bird.”
The National released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast.
‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for A Lot Of Sorrow which saw the band play their song ‘Sorrow’ for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival.
Directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Ragnar Kjartansson
Produced by Lilja Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Haven Festival
Set design: Anda Skrejane, Christoph Fischer, Camilla Hägebarth, Julia Krawczynski.