Vampire Weekend’s frontman Ezra Koenig revealed many details about his band’s upcoming album (including collaborations with Danielle Haim and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer) and spoke about the complexities of his identity as a Jewish American. In addition to revealing some intriguing clues behind the meanings of some of VW's lyrics, Koenig also talked about his own political leanings.
In the interview, Koenig -- who thinks it’s a “bizarre phenomenon” how successful the band has been -- confirmed that the title of Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride was indeed inspired by Steve Martin’s 1991 romcom of the same name. Although Koenig is now a father himself, (he had a baby with longtime partner, actress Rashida Jones, last year), he revealed that he wanted that name before their child was born.
“No, I came up with it too early for that, but I was clearly looking to adult themes," he told the Sunday Times. "Even though I didn’t imagine when I chose the title that I’d be a father by the time it came out, I certainly wanted to look at responsibility and relationships, and those things happened in my life, too.”