Kanye West and Kacey Musgraves Inspired Vampire Weekend’s Next Album, Says Ezra Koenig

Kanye West and Kacey Musgraves Inspired Vampire Weekend's Next Album, Says Ezra Koenig

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Ezra Koenig has no problem keeping himself busy in between Vampire Weekend albums. When he’s not making his own music, he’s collaborating with other musicians , hosting his own radio show on Beats 1 and even creating an anime show with Jaden Smith for Netflix. But soon, he’s getting back in the rhythm of being the frontman of a popular indie-pop band with the forthcoming release of Vampire Weekend ’s new album, which he detailed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly .

For the album, Koenig and company ended up working mostly with Haim producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who also contributed to 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City . The band also linked back up with another familiar player: Rostam Batmanglij departed from Vampire Weekend to start his own solo career, but he didn’t cut ties with the band completely. “We’re working on some songs in the exact same way we’ve […]

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