Single Review – The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

It’s hard to believe The National have been around for over twenty years with the crisp energy captured in new single ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’. Four years since the release of album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ the band have return jutting with slick confidence. Drummer Bryan Devendorf creates driving energy from unpredictable rhythmic patterns, while droning guitars and delicate piano push life into Matt Berninger’s familiarly haunting melody. 

Hayley Miller