We’re starting to get a feel for Vampire Weekend‘s upcoming album Modern Vampires of the City (out May 14) with live performances of new songs, and now we’ve got the studio version of “Ya Hey” thanks to this new (ugh) lyrics video.
For the first time, the band has reached to outside help for production beyond their own Rostam Batmanglij, getting Ariel Rechtshaid on board (Usher, Major Lazer, Charli XCX, Plain White T’s) to help build the sound. It sounds more grandiose than ever, but it’s all balanced with the level of professionalism you’d expect from a producer of that caliber. It sounds great.
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