It’s been 6 years since Vampire Weekend’s last album, Modern Vampires of the City, was released and people were genuinely shocked when they heard news of a new album. The full album might not be out yet but two songs were recently released as a teaser. They also announced what it would be called: Father of the Bride.
The first track they released, Harmony Hall, very much plays into the nostalgia of old fans. It has the same ‘summer-pop’ feel that they became known for. Former member Rostam Batmanglij collaborated on this.
2021, the second track, goes for a different feel. This one is more electronica, with direct influence from Japanese music icon Haruomi Hosono. Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend’s frontman, explains: “This is music that he composed in the ’80s to be played in Muji stores in Japan.”
There have been a lot of reactions to Vampire Weekend’s comeback. Some are confused, some are excited, but this one is probably the most encompassing of them all:
new vampire weekend next week ………,.,….. Honey, pic.twitter.com/cdLwIOH7sC
— mia vicino-pitt (@MIACINO) January 18, 2019
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