Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend Beberkan Detail Album Terbaru

  • By: NTP
  • Senin, 21 January 2019

Setelah tak merilis materi baru sejak enam tahun lalu, Vampire Weekend akhirnya bersiap merilis album baru. Vokalis-gitaris Ezra Koenig baru-baru ini membeberkan kabar album terbaru Vampire Weekend, termasuk judul, total durasi dan single perdana.

Lewat foto yang dia unggah di Instagram, Koenig menjelaskan mengapa Vampire Weekend menghilang selama beberapa waktu belakangan, proses pengerjaan album baru, dan permohonan sabar bagi para penggemar mereka.

Koenig juga menyatakan bahwa album terbaru Vampire Weekend tidak jadi memakai judul Mitsubishi Macchiato, melainkan akronim folder bernama “FOTB”. Walau belum menjadi judul resmi, Koenig mengatakan bahwa “FOTB” telah mereka pilih “sejak beberapa tahun lalu”.


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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Enam tahun tidak merilis album tentu secara tidak langsung membuat tabungan lagu Vampire Weekend membesar. Menurut Koenig, rilisan terbaru mereka akan dilepas dalam format album ganda berisi 18 lagu sepanjang 59 menit.

“Saya tahu lima atau enam tahun adalah selang waktu yang cukup lama di antara dua album. Bagi saya pribadi, rasanya jeda ini pas bagi sebuah band yang telah merilis tiga album, tapi agaknya kita memiliki persepsi tentang waktu yang berbeda,” tulis Koenig.

Dalam unggahannya, Koenig mengatakan bahwa Vampire Weekend berencana untuk melepas dua lagu baru tiga kali setiap bulannya hingga albumnya dirilis. Rencana interval peluncurkan single tersebut memiliki format “1. hh/2021 2. s/bb 3. tl/uw. (rencana bisa saja berubah tapi inilah rencananya),” tulis Koenig.


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