Foster the People Drop Three New Songs on 'III' EP: Listen
Foster the People are back with a three-song EP appropriately titled III.
Back in 2011, the band hit the music-industry jackpot with their breakthrough hit “Pumped Up Kicks.” An upbeat tempo and bouncy melody belied the undertone of a deeper message behind the lyrics -- drawing attention to the perspectives of troubled youth and teenage mental illness.
The song soared high on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 3. Four more singles were released from that first album, Torches, and in 2014, their follow-up record, Supermodel, debuted. In the midst of working on a third album, the band dropped a new song, “The Unforeseeable Fate of Mr. Jones,” in 2015 before a sudden lull in their music making.
But have no fear: Foster the People are back in action with their new EP, which features "Doing It for the Money,” “Pay the Man” and “SHC.” The indie-pop group described the tracks as something joyous to share “in a time where people have needed it more than ever.”
One of my favorite things about music is that it's unifying. We wrote these songs to reflect joy…— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) April 27, 2017
...in a time where people have needed it more than ever and we thought it was a good time to share them with you.— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) April 27, 2017
Along with the three songs, Foster the People announced a summer world tour, accompanied by a possible third album release in June or July.
Take a listen to the three new songs below while we wait for their third album: