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The National, Bon Iver bring out sad dad vibes on 'Weird Goodbyes'

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There's that saying we all know about what you should do when life gives you lemons. But in "Weird Goodbyes" — the new single from The National featuring Bon Iver — it turns out sometimes you just get stuck with lemons.

The track, released Monday, follows a man who just needs to go for a drive in the rain after feeling too many reminders of a clearly painful life event: "Names on the doorframes, inches and ages/Handprints in concrete at the softest stages."

When he pulls the car over, he's stuck next to a lemon field.

The National frontman Matt Berninger's bassy baritone and Justin Vernon's familiar fluttering falsetto combine for a delightfully melancholy harmony on the chorus: "I'm feeling sacred, my soul is stripped/Radio's painful, the words are clipped."

As one YouTube commenter put it, "Time to bring out those sad dad dance moves."

Listen to the full track below:


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