Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers have released “Walking On A String”, the track was written for Between Two Ferns. The Movie by Berninger in collaboration with his wife, writer Carin Besser and musician Mike Brewer. The track 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. “Walking On A String” will be released by Dead Oceans on October 17th, 2019.
The Movie starring Zach Galifianakis is released on Netflix today Friday September 20th. The movie features multiple cameos but music fans will find particular delight in the appearance of Matt Berninger, of The National, dueting with acclaimed Californian singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers in a barroom scene.
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.
About Between Two Ferns:
Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show “Between Two Ferns” and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation. Directed by Scott Aukerman, and produced by Mike Farah (Funny Or Die) and Caitlin Daley, and Aukerman and Galifianakis, BETWEEN TWO FERNS: THE MOVIE is a laugh-out-loud comedy that gives new insight into the curmudgeonly, beloved outsider Zach Galifianakis has created over the years.