Vampire Weekend share ‘Harmony Hall’, one of two new tracks released from their forthcoming record.
‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’ are two of the 18 songs that make up Vampire Weekend’s fourth album, Father of the Bride, due out in spring 2019 on Columbia Records.
Father of the Bride closes a six-year gap since 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City – a period during which the band’s Ezra Koenig was anything but idle.
Listen to ‘Harmony Hall’ by Vampire Weekend on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
In addition to touring the world with VW and the group winning a GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album on Modern Vampires…, Koenig released his Netflix anime series Neo Yokio, continued to host his Time Crisis show on Beats1, co-wrote and produced Beyonce’s ‘Hold Up’ all the while living the experiences and observations that would inform the next Vampire Weekend album.
Father of the Bride’s title is something Koenig chose years back, well before recent significant developments in his life. In typical VW fashion, the title has multiple layers of meaning that express the band’s signature paradox: creating songs that easily find a home on any playlist – or car radio, TV show, film soundtrack, airport PA, etc. – but reveal their complexities upon closer listening.