Vampire Weekend Give 2 New Songs After 6 Year long Hiatus
Vampire Weeknd is a rock band that was formed in 2006 consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Ezra Koenig, drummer Chris Tomson, multi-instrumentalist Roston Barmanglij and bassist Chris Baio. 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. Then this iconic and game-changing music group went on a six year long hiatus. Now, they’ve come back with all 2 new songs for their eager fans to listen to. It’s part of their upcoming album Father of the Bride which is to be released very soon in 2019.
Their music still stands out due to its cynical tone uniqueness. Listen to their new music here.
Fans are definitely eager to listen the rest of the album Vampire Weekend has in store for them.
Why did Vampire Weekend Take So Long to Return?
In a GQ interview, band’s frontman and lead singer revealed a few hints on why it took so long for the band to come back. After garnering a lot of success back with their second album, they went on touring consistently. Though, it was around that time that their contract with their record label XL ended. Moreover, an important man of their band Rostam Batmanlij left the band. He produced the first three albums of Vampire Weekend and co-wrote some songs. However, Batmanlij didn’t leave entirely and contributed a bit to the upcoming Father of the Bride album. The primary reason for them taking a break was they were all just tired from consistently pumping out music and touring.
Plus, the lead singer spent a few years finding the love of his life actress Rashida Jones from Parks and Recreation. They are now happily married with a son!
Vampire Weekend even provided soundtrack for big Hollywood movies such as Paper Towns, The Kissing Booth and Peter Rabbit.
So, it seems like the band had a lot to do in the 6 year long hiatus.
Now we just have to wait a bit more to hear the rest of Father of the Bride.