Tropic Morning News reflects the struggles of modern life
The National surprises listeners with their latest single, “Tropic Morning News,” which presents a deceptively sunny title and an upbeat sound. While the band is known for their melancholic tunes, this track carries a sense of drama that reflects the struggles of modern life. Matt Berninger, the lead singer, reveals the true mood of the song in his lyrics, sharing that the inspiration came from “referring to the darkness of the news in such a light way.”
In “Tropic Morning News,” Berninger addresses the challenges of expressing oneself and connecting with others amidst the noise of the world. This captivating track, recorded partially in Hamburg and featuring delicate orchestral elements, mirrors the repetitive nature of our daily lives.
The National chooses to infuse hope into Tropic Morning News
Although it might have been tempting to delve deeper into the gloom, The National chooses to infuse hope into the song. The lyrics, “I’ll be over here lying near the ocean/ Making ocean sounds/ Let me know if you can come over and work the controls for a while,” convey a sense of optimism and the desire for meaningful connection.