Today, Matt Berninger, of GRAMMY-winning band The National, alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers have released a new video and song, “Walking On A String,” which was written specifically for Between Two Ferns: The Movie by Berninger in collaboration with his wife, writer Carin Besser and musician Mike Brewer. It was recorded at Sound City, CA with Walter Martin (guitar) and Matt Barrick (drums) of The Walkmen and produced by Bridgers, Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska. The track has officially been released and can be streamed now. The music video was directed, shot and edited by Tom Berninger and Chris Sgroi.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie starring Zach Galifianakis was released on Netflix last month. The movie features multiple cameos, but music fans will find particular delight in the appearance of Matt Berninger dueting with Phoebe Bridgers in a barroom scene.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie‘s producer and writer/director Scott Aukerman had given Berninger carte blanche to create whatever he wanted – with whomever he wanted – provided the resulting song would sound right at home being performed in a bar scene set in the heartland of America. The song, performed as a duet between the two singers, was recorded in two versions – presented in both soaring, lush pop glory and as hushed, chilled-out Americana. The band’s performance in the movie was filmed at Oh Grady’s bar in the San Fernando Valley, CA. It marks Berninger and Bridgers first collaboration together.