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The National - Matt Berninger
53 minutes Posted Oct 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm.
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"If you jump off of a high cliff, in art, you're gonna fly,”  Matt Berninger says, talking about artistic bravery. “You might fly into the ocean, or into the trees. But that's the only way to make art, is to just let go."  The singer-songwriter, best known as the frontman for indie rock giants The National, discusses early musical discoveries like the Beastie Boys, the Smiths and Violent Femmes, lifelong favorites such as Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, his evolution as a singer and performer, how Willie Nelson’s Stardust inspired his debut solo collection, Serpentine Prison, and more.