Published Apr 19, 2011We already reported that the National would be offering up original music to the videogame Portal 2. Well, the game comes out today (April 19), and the band's contribution has now hit the Internet.
Entitled "Exile Vilify," it's a sombre ballad that places Matt Berninger's melancholic croon atop gloomy piano chords, lush orchestral swells and some subtle percussion. It's a pretty tune, but to be honest, this kind of tear-in-my-beer music doesn't really put us in the mood to play videogames.
Stream it over at Disco Naïveté or below. If you like what you hear, it's available now on iTunes.