The National’s Matt Berninger and David Letterman Discuss Depression, Songwriting, and More: Watch

The National’s Matt Berninger sat down with longtime fan David Letterman for an intimate discussion about depression, Berninger’s songwriting process, and the demands of maintaining a balanced life as a public figure. The two men chatted in a cozy house in the country, where they made their own cake pops by dipping tiny cake spheres into mugs of colorful chocolate. Watch it all happen below.

During their half-hour conversation, Letterman asked Berninger about his experience with depression and relayed his own difficulties with it over the years. Berninger mentioned a tough period that occurred roughly a year into the pandemic, and how his mental state prevented him from writing, even as his bandmates were sending him music.

Source : Pitchfork