Vampire Weekend’s label boss says their new album “will be your favourite record next year”

"It's going to go really well"

The president of Columbia Records has claimed that Vampire Weekend‘s long-awaited fourth record will not disappoint when released on the label early next year.

Ferdy Unger-Hamilton was speaking to Music Week about the major label’s upcoming year, and revealed some crucial insight on the as-yet untitled LP.

“The record’s brilliant, it’s going to go really well,” Unger-Hamilton said of Vampire Weekend’s first album for the label. “It will be your favourite record next year, and they’ll come in and do some shows.


Elsewhere in the interview Unger-Hamilton said that “brilliant” new Rag N’ Bone Man material is on its way, and gave an update on Mark Ronson‘s forthcoming album.

“The songs he’s got coming after this are fantastic,” he said of Ronson. “It’s a real album so I think it will sell and it will stream incredibly well as singles.”

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig spent the summer teasing festival audiences with updates. Back in August, the band performed at Chicago’s Lollapolooza and shared five new songs.

He also revealed that the album is completed. He explained: “I wanted to tell you that the album is done now. “I mean, we’re mastering it but it’s done. More on that to come – in the meantime, just enjoy the rest of your summer.”

The band appeared at a surprise LA gig earlier this month, with Koenig and co. taking on Bob Dylan‘s 1983 track ‘Jokerman’.



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