Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig has done an impromptu cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, changing the words to concern the TV show Seinfeld.
While discussing the Twitter account @Seinfeld2000, which imagines what would happen in the show if it was on TV today, on his Beats 1 radio show Time Crisis, Koenig started singing his new version of Lennon’s classic.
“Imagine Seinfeld back on TV/It isn’t hard to do,” went some of the changed lyrics. “Kramer, George and Elaine/Maybe Newman too.”
Koenig has previously collaborated with @Seinfeld2000 for a video game soundtracked by the musician’s own version of the Seinfeld theme.
Recently, it was reported that Vampire Weekend are planning to drop a new album midway through next year.
The New York City band are said to be signing a new record deal with Columbia, a division of major label Columbia, after fulfilling their previous contract with British indie XL.
According to industry website Hit Daily Double, the band’s frontman Ezra Koenig has “hit it off” with Columbia boss Rob Stringer. The album is reportedly slated for release in “Q2 or Q3” next year, suggesting it will drop some time between April and September.
The band’s last album, ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’, came out in 2013. It debuted at Number One in the US and Number One in the UK. Multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij left the band earlier this year, reducing Vampire Weekend’s lineup to a trio.