Vampire Weekend annonce enfin son retour dans un message d'Ezra Koenig

Vampire à Rock Werchter 2010 (photo Pure)
Vampire à Rock Werchter 2010 (photo Pure) - © Pure

Sur Facebook, le chanteur du groupe a adressé un long message aux nombreux fans qui attendent. On vous a traduit les passages importants.

Ezra Koenig commence par reconnaître que 5 à 6 ans, entre 2 albums, ça peut sembler long mais que ça ne lui a pas semblé plus long que d'habitude à lui. Il dit que ça n'a pas pris spécialement plus de temps que d'habitude mais qu'ils se sont pas mal détendus avant. Il admet aussi avoir passé pas mal de temps au mixage parce qu'il voulait aussi passer du temps avec sa famille.

Il dit encore que si certains auraient aimé qu'il livre régulièrement des infos sur l'avancement de l'album, comme une forme de journal de sa fabrication mais que, selon lui, l'album lui-même est son propre journal.

Les initiales du titre de l'album sont FOTB, il durera 59 minutes et contiendra 18 chansons.

2 premiers titres seront dévoilés la semaine prochaine, 2 autres en février et encore 2 autres en mars avant la sortie de l'album.


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To the fans:⁣ I know that 5-6 years is considered a long time between records. Personally, I think it’s a dignified pace befitting a band that’s already placed three albums in stores but everyone has their own sense of time. (I swear the time between 3 & 4 felt shorter to me than 2 & 3. I may be in the minority on this one.) ⁣ ⁣ This album didn’t really take any longer to write/record than MVOTC. We just took more time on the front end to chill. I’ll admit I may have stretched out the mixing/mastering process (aka THE END) a little bit cuz spending half the day with my family & half the day at Ariel’s is my ideal life-rhythm & it’s painful to say goodbye to that rhythm.⁣ ⁣ Many of you have been hungry for information and we’ve given you very little. I don’t like talking abt a project while in the middle of making it. I usually regret everything I say cuz it turns out to be wrong (so disregard anything I may have said in the past 5 years.) I thought abt making a recording diary to tide over the people leaving intense comments but…to me, the album IS the recording diary…man.⁣ ⁣ It’s called “FOTB” (well those are the initials - that’s a VW tradition) and it’s 18 songs. Picked the name a few years ago. At some point early on, the album drifted from the Mitsubishi Macchiato aesthetic. It was a helpful guiding principle tho. Working titles are important too.⁣ ⁣ It’s a lot of songs but they all belong there. (If you disagree, you can always say it was 6 songs too long & make a lil 12-song playlist version of it.) At first, I wanted to make two 23-song albums on some human chromosome shit but then 23&me started doing Spotify playlists and I don’t know…felt we’d been scooped.⁣ ⁣ Is it a double album? The vinyl will be double so…yes? It’s about 59 minutes long. We can talk more abt that later – if u care. To me, it’s just FOTB.⁣ ⁣ Anyway, we’re gonna start releasing music next week. After all that waiting, you should have the general schedule:⁣ ⁣ -There will be three 2-song drops every month until the record is out. 1. hh/2021 2. s/bb 3. tl/uw. (plans can change that’s the plan)⁣ ⁣ Thank you for ur patience,⁣ Ezra

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