The National "I Need My Girl" (video)

The National "I Need My Girl" (video)
Gravy-loving balladeers the National are widely releasing their documentary Mistaken for Strangers on March 28, but until then, fans can watch a video for the song "I Need My Girl" from last year's Trouble Will Find Me.

The song is ultra-earnest in its low-key sincerity, and the accompanying video matches the tone by showing couples dancing in slow motion while rotating gradually against a black background. There's some ghostly image layering, and things get more cluttered towards the end. Check it out below.

The band recently staged a covers contest for the same song, and the winner was Kai Keefe, who recorded a version using everyday household items as instruments. Scroll past the music video to watch him perform his rendition.

As recently reported, the National have a pile of tour dates coming up, including a three-night stand in Toronto from April 9 to 11. You can see all their upcoming dates here.