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Vampire Weekend Reveal New Album Title & Tracks

Vampire Weekend Reveal New Album Title & Tracks

The band released their first new songs in six years on Thursday.

"2021" was inspired from a sample of synths from a song by the Japanese musician Haruomi Hosono.

The band have released two tracks, "Harmony Hall" and "2021" mark a triumphant return for the band. On first listen, the full song delivers on the promise of that teaser, with upbeat production and lyrics apparently inspired by the Columbia University residence hall of the same name. But now, the band is gearing up for the release of their long-awaited fourth album, titled Father of the Bride.

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"I know that 5-6 years is considered a long time between records", Koenig wrote to fans anxious for the album Vampire Weekend said they've been working on for several years.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, peep the first of Vampire Weekend's singles for Father Of The Bride here. Guitarist Greg Leisz plays the solo, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth contributed another guitar part, and Danielle Haim is also credited on the track, as Koenig told Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1. The songs were shared via visuals, one featuring a lot of bugs and one featuring frogs. Their music was really popular from notable albums such as Vampire Weeknd, Contra and Modern Vampires of the City which even won a Grammy Award.

The release date for Father of the Bride is still unknown, but it's expected to come out later this year with four more songs releasing beforehand.