Ezra Koenig Shares Update On Upcoming Vampire Weekend Album

Singer says the band is working on finishing up their next album

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig took the time to update fans about the band’s future on Instagram this past week.

In the caption for a photo posted to Instagram, Koenig wrote: “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,” he continued. “I know it feels like it’s been an eternity since the last one but time…is strange.”

Most likely Koenig is referring to Rostam Batmanglij’s departure from the band, which could have had an impact on getting Vampire Weekend back together for a new album. He then shared a brief timeline of Vampire Weekend’s activities since releasing Modern Vampires of the City back in 2013.

The plans for this year, he says is to “finish [the album] ASAP.” Koenig then provided a little more detail about the upcoming album, which he says is “a lil more springtime than the last one.”

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

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 🍍🔥🍍🎶🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌚

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