Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig admits considering quitting music

Frontman speaks out about questioning his career in lead up to new album

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Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has opened up about considering quitting music.


The band’s third album 'Modern Vampires Of The City' is due for release on May 13 via XL but the singer has said he contemplated getting a proper job before work on the record commenced.

"I still loved music but I had this weird feeling," he says in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now, or availably digitally. "I met a lot of people who worked in movies and TV and I thought, 'Well, if I just started out as a writer’s assistant, I could start a new job at the very bottom.'"

He added: "But when I say I daydream about going to law school or becoming a freedom fighter instead, it’s not because I’m brave or restless."

Vampire Weekend play a one off show at London’s The Troxy on May 2. They also play a special concert at New York’s Roseland Theatre this Sunday (April 28), which is to be live streamed via VEVO and YouTube as part of American Express' Unstaged series.

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