Foster the People Teases Sophomore Album With New Song
By Annie Reuter
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Foster the People, but the guys promise new music is on the way in 2014. On Dec. 31, the band took to Twitter to preview a new song and announce that they’re “back.”
In the 45-second teaser, the guys can be seen walking over railroad tracks, hiking through the mountains and beach gazing. At the end of the clip, frontman Mark Foster sings, “Feels like we’re coming of age.”
The band, known for 2011 breakout hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” is working on their follow-up to their 2011 debut, Torches. Last summer, they debuted three new songs at a secret L.A. show. On June 2, Foster & co. performed “Fire Escape,” “Nevermind” and “Level Up.” No word yet if these songs will appear on their TBD sophomore release.
In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, frontman Foster prepped fans for an early 2014 release date, with a single at radio in January.
“It’s not the record that people are gonna expect us to release second,” Foster said. “It’s definitely an evolution for us, and it’s a more polarizing record for us, so I’m excited to see how it’s received, for better or worse.”
Also in the RS interview, Foster said he spent most of 2013 in the studio working on the band’s follow-up as well as scoring his first feature film, Little Boy.
“It kind of brought me back around to classical music, which is what I grew up on,” he said of his film work. “I’ve been thinking a lot about the third record, even though our second record is not out yet, which is really funny to say out loud. For that record, I think it’s going to be much more orchestral, and definitely working on the film and going to Prague and recording the orchestra, which I’d never done before – I’d never written a piece and then watched 50 musicians bring it to life – it’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever been a part of, to see an orchestra construct an original piece of music. I want to do that again. It was fun.”