Trouble Will Find Me was the sixth studio album for acclaimed Brooklyn band The National, and followed 2010’s critical and commercial success ‘High Violet’. The album is the most self-assured collection of songs produced by the band up to that point and remains a career highlight. Trouble Will Find Me possesses a directness, a coherency and an approachability that suggests The National are at their most confident. After a 22-month tour following the release of High Violet the band returned home. Regardless of plans to wait to record new music for another year or two, guitarist Aaron Dessner began working on sketches of new songs that the other members were too inspired by to not fully realise.