every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend album. obviously, we gotta take our time & get it right but the fans deserve some information. I know it feels like it’s been an eternity since the last one but time…is strange. this is what’s been happening: 2013- MVOTC release 2014 – still touring/promoting 2015 – mental health year (putting 3 albums in stores was taxing), worked on a vibey project you’ll hear abt soon 2016- writing LP4, long days in the library researching w/ the grad students 2017 – recording, trying to finish ASAP what else can I tell you without playing myself? hmm, it’s a lil more springtime than the last one. guitar’s not dead. there are songs (currently) called “Conversation” & “Flower Moon.” Flower Moon is hard to finish but I think it belongs on the album. working title is still Mitsubishi Macchiato cuz it is a helpful concept. I should probably stop there cuz all of that information is subject to change & I can't tell you the really good stuff anyway 🍍🔥🍍🎶🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌚
Ezra Koenig, the frontman of Vampire Weekend, took to Instagram on Friday to provide some updates on the group's next album. "Every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend album," he wrote. "Obviously, we gotta take our time & get it right but the fans deserve some information.”
In the post, Koenig said that he has spent this "year recording, trying to finish ASAP." He also shared some details about the sound of the album thus far: "it's a lil more springtime than the last one. guitar’s not dead." Additionally, Koenig revealed that two songs on the project are currently titled “Conversation” and “Flower Moon” and the album's working title is Mitsubishi Macchiato, though he clarified that "all of that information is subject to change."
In January 2016, Koenig announced that Rostam Batmanglij was leaving the group. The announcement was also the first time that Koenig announced the Mitsubishi Macchiato working title.