Vampire Weekend lead guitarist and vocalist Ezra Koenig has given an update on the band’s long awaited and much anticipated fourth studio album.
Its certainly been a long time between drinks, so to speak, for Vampire Weekend who released their incredible third record Modern Vampires of the City in 2013.
Late last year we copped some rumours that the next album was set to be released mid-2017, and now Koenig himself has given an update on the progress of the band’s first album since the departure of founding member Rostam Batmanglij.
In a post on Instagram Koenig announced that the forthcoming record is currently titled Mitsubishi Macchiato and spoke about what’s been happening since their last record. “I know it feels like it’s been an eternity since the last one but time…is strange,” he said, before revealing two song titles from the record; ‘Flower Moon’ and ‘Conversation.’
Koenig also explained that most of his 2015 was taken up working on a separate “vibey project” that we can expect to hear soon, and also that the new album is “a lil more springtime than the last one.”
Check out the full post below.
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every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend album. obviously, we gotta take our time & get it right but the fans deserve some information. I know it feels like it’s been an eternity since the last one but time…is strange. this is what’s been happening: 2013- MVOTC release 2014 – still touring/promoting 2015 – mental health year (putting 3 albums in stores was taxing), worked on a vibey project you’ll hear abt soon 2016- writing LP4, long days in the library researching w/ the grad students 2017 – recording, trying to finish ASAP what else can I tell you without playing myself? hmm, it’s a lil more springtime than the last one. guitar’s not dead. there are songs (currently) called “Conversation” & “Flower Moon.” Flower Moon is hard to finish but I think it belongs on the album. working title is still Mitsubishi Macchiato cuz it is a helpful concept. I should probably stop there cuz all of that information is subject to change & I can’t tell you the really good stuff anyway