Vampire Weekend released their disorienting video for "Sunflower" today.
Directed by Jonah Hill, and set in New York's iconic Zabar's, the video features lead singer Ezra Koenig and the Internet's Steve Lacy perusing the deli as they gently sing along to the track. As the camera twists and turns in a dizzying array, Jerry Seinfeld suddenly appears in a brief cameo, offering nothing more than a grimace. The band's last video for "Harmony Hall" also featured an appearance from Jonah Hill.
"Sunflower" is one of four songs shared from the band's upcoming album FOTB, which is set for release on May 3. The album is set to be 18 songs, with Koenig justifying the length by saying "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." The band has kept their promise of doing 2-song drops every month since the announcement, with the last set of songs geared for release this April. Check out the trippy video, and please tell us why Seinfeld is so grumpy all the time, cause we honestly don't know.
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