Vampire Weekend are back with two new songs ‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’, as well as announcing more details of their long-awaited new album ‘Father Of The Bride’. Check them our below.
After teasing the two tracks with a two hour instrumental video earlier this week, now Ezra Koenig and co have shared the full songs. ‘2021’ is a short and sweet electronica-driven number leaning on their more esoteric side, while ‘Harmony Hall’ sees the band back in full summer-pop mode but with a touch more cinematic splendour. Check out the NME review of the songs here and hear them below.
‘Harmony Hall’ was written by Ezra Koenig and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Ezra Koenig, with additional production by former member Rostam Batmanglij. Meanwhile, ‘2021’ was written by Koenig with Haruomi Hosono and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Koenig.
The band have not released an album since 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires Of The City‘, and will now end the six-year wait with their fourth LP as an 18-track double album set to drop in Spring 2019.
While Koenig is now married to Rashida Jones, the actor and daughter of producer Quincy Jones, the title of ‘Father Of The Bride’ was chosen years ago.
With more tour dates set to be announced in the weeks and months ahead, the band have been confirmed for a number of summer festivals – including Mad Cool in Madrid.