A lot of champagne gets wasted in the new lyric video for Vampire Weekend’s newest song, “Ya Hey,” in which people move in slow motion and shower themselves with bubbly. All the time, the song’s lyrics scroll up the screen. This is the band’s third video for its upcoming album, Modern Vampires of the City (out May 7), following “Diane Young” and “Step.” Meanwhile, the band has also been playing “Unbelievers,” “Obvious Bicycle,” and “Everlasting Arms” in concert and on late-night shows. That’s half the album so far — and a bunch of new sounds to hear. Consider “Ya Hey” practically a VW ballad, driven by drums. Is it about God? It sounds so sad, in a we-have-so-much champagne kind of way.
Watch below. What do you think?
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