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Watch: The National’s Matt Berninger writes song about chili and Yetis, inspired by Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

    As the chief songwriter of The National, Matt Berninger has continuously proven that he’s got a certain way with words, offering deep and stirring insight into the human condition. In addition, a notable guest role on The Mindy Project and various podcast appearances have demonstrated that he’s got a funny bone to go along with that profound emotionality. During an appearance on The Pete Holmes Show, Berninger finally got a chance to showcase both sides of himself with a little impromptu songwriting session.

    After a brief interview (in which Holmes finally learns to pronounce “Berninger”), the pair set to work on writing a “hit pop song” that uses Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” as a springboard. We’re not sure if it’s got what it takes to be a summer smash, but “Yeti, Get Ready” is a peppy acoustic jam that’s already wormed its way into this writer’s head. What more could a song need than references to Cincinnati, a chorus that’s “erotic while still relatable to the tween market”, and such solid gold lyricism as “Throw some chili on my ‘ghetti/Had a three-way with a yeti.” Quick, someone get these two over to Jack White’s Voice-o-Graph so they can cut this banger pronto.

    Watch the segment below:

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