The National’s “Fake Empire” can be read as either political or romantic (or a Late Night stunner). It’s mostly the former in an almost three-minute Obama spot titled “Signs Of Hope & Change” that aired in Denver before Barack’s big DNC speech. You won’t get to hear Matt’s words because it’s an instrumental version; instead, everyday Americans to tell us their thoughts on the upcoming election and the part they’re taking in the grassroots campaign around Obama’s candidacy. The visuals are edited to the pace of the song, so it moves beyond background music.
As far as whose side the National are one, this shouldn’t be a surprise: They have those nifty Obama-themed Mr. November t-shirts for sale, too.