I am pleasantly surprised with Vampire Weekend‘s latest album, Modern Vampires of the City. Like, very happily can’t stop playing the album on repeat and I’ve never heard of this band before type of surprised. I wasn’t expecting anything that would stray too far from the signature VW sounding Cape Cod lounging beats, but I’m surprised by how much growth there is in this album. Musically, I feel like the band has inspired a new sound, that demonstrates maturity and something new and refreshing. I can’t explain it, but I like it. Favourite song off the album is Everlasting Arms. I’m trying to decipher the lyrics but am weary of the religious undertones so will leave that and just enjoy the song as something that is ignites something emotional inside of me, whatever that is. Hope you enjoy the album, friends!