Photo of Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, by Ross Gillmore
Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig says the band's forthcoming album will be "a lil more springtime than the last one."
In an Instagram update on Friday afternoon, Koenig acknowledged he seemingly gets comments and questions everyday about the record. "Obviously, we gotta take our time [and] get it right, but the fans deserve some information," he said.
Revealing the forthcoming record is still called Mitsubishi Macchiato (which he confirmed a year ago), Koenig was careful not to give too much away. But he did share the names of two songs, “Conversation” and “Flower Moon.”
Interestingly, Koenig also provided a timeline dating back to the release of the last album, Modern Vampires of the City, back in 2013, noting that in 2015 he apparently "worked on a vibey project you’ll hear [about] soon," he wrote.
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every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend album. obviously, we gotta take our time & get it right but the fans deserve some information. I know it feels like it’s been an eternity since the last one but time…is strange. this is what’s been happening: 2013- MVOTC release 2014 – still touring/promoting 2015 – mental health year (putting 3 albums in stores was taxing), worked on a vibey project you’ll hear abt soon 2016- writing LP4, long days in the library researching w/ the grad students 2017 – recording, trying to finish ASAP what else can I tell you without playing myself? hmm, it’s a lil more springtime than the last one. guitar’s not dead. there are songs (currently) called “Conversation” & “Flower Moon.” Flower Moon is hard to finish but I think it belongs on the album. working title is still Mitsubishi Macchiato cuz it is a helpful concept. I should probably stop there cuz all of that information is subject to change & I can't tell you the really good stuff anyway 🍍🔥🍍🎶🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌚