Vampire Weekend were on BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge” this morning where they covered Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” alongside the Father of the Bride track “Harmony Hall.”
Frontman Ezra Koenig spoke with the Rolling Stone about how he felt panicked when Post Malone released a hit called “Sunflower,” as Vampire Weekend had one on the horizons as well, which was released earlier this month. “We have this song on this record called ‘Sunflower,'” Koenig explained. “‘God, we have to get this out!'” In a light-hearted twist, the band decided to cover Post Malone’s version, making for a pretty interesting jangly Vampire Weekend rendition of the R&B track.
Watch the performance of Post Malone’s “Sunflower” below.
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) March 21, 2019