El VY - Return to the Moon - Artwork

EL VY, the recently announced side-project by Matt Berninger of THE NATIONAL and Brent Knopf from MENOMENA and RAMONA FALLS, has shared more material off their forthcoming debut album Return To The Moon. I’m The Man To Be comes in form of a lyric video, directed by Matt’s brothers Tom Berninger.

The singer was inspired by SCHOOLBOY Q for the track. Berninger explains: ‘There’s this great Schoolboy Q song ‘There He Go’ which samples Menomena’s ‘Wet and Rusting’. I thought it would be funny to re-sample the same sample and do it from the perspective of a pathetic self-aggrandizing rocker alone in a hotel room. Something I know a lot about. That’s how it started but then Brent took the sample out and we wrote an entirely new song.’

The EL VY album arrives on October the 3rd via 4AD. Listen to the new song right here.

Alternative video link right here.