Vampire Weekend Announce Spring Release For New Album ‘Father of the Bride,’ Debut Two New Songs: Listen

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Vampire Weekend introduced on Thursday (Jan. 24) that their fourth album, Father of the Bride, will likely be launched within the spring on Columbia Records, whereas tantiliizing followers with two new tracks "Harmony Hall" and the transient, summary "2021."

The title of the 18-track follow-up to 2013's Modern Vampires of the City was picked by singer Ezra Koenig a number of years in the past, in keeping with a press launch saying the challenge, earlier than "current vital developments in his life," a seeming allusion to the singer's welcoming of a kid with longtime companion actress/director Rashida Jones final summer time. 

"In typical VW style, the title has a number of layers of that means, expressing the band's signature paradox: creating songs that simply discover a dwelling on any playlist — or automotive radio, TV present, movie soundtrack, airport PA, and so forth. — however reveal their complexities upon nearer listening," the discharge says.

The brilliant, poppy "Harmony Hall" was written by Koenig and produced by the singer and longtime collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid, with further manufacturing by former VW member Rostam Batmanglij. The extra spare, spooky "2021" is credited to Koenig and Japanese pop legend and Yellow Magic Orchestra founder Haruomi Hosono and produced by Rechtshaid and Koenig.

In a current tweet, Koenig mentioned the band will launch, "three 2-song drops each month till the report is out."

Listen to each songs under.