The National "Learning" (Perfume Genius cover)

The National "Learning" (Perfume Genius cover)
On top of highlighting another of the National's Trouble Will Find Me tracks, the band's new "I Need My Girl" digital single also explores Seattle songwriter Perfume Genius's back catalogue with a cover of his gentle piano tune "Learning."

Despite an ominous tone ("No one will answer your prayers until you take off that dress," it begins), the song is given a tender tribute. While similar to the original, from Perfume Genius's 2010 debut Learning, the cover is marked with Matt Berninger's familiar, malaise-stricken baritone and some six-string flourishes.

Though the "I Need My Girl" single was officially issued today (February 4) through 4AD, you can preview the cover in the player down below.