Foster the People's ‘In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing’: Release date, tracklist and all you need to know about 1st independent project
The new EP was recorded by each band member entirely during COVID-19 quarantine from all corners of the United States
Indie pop band Foster the People, who delivered the viral hit ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ in 2010, is all set to drop their new EP at the end of the year. They have named their new project ‘In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing.’ The official Twitter account of the band announced their new record in the second week of November along with the cover art. The tweet read, “Our new single ‘Under The Moon’ is out wherever you get your music. It is the latest single off of our forthcoming EP titled ‘In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing’ which will be out everywhere on December 11th. Can’t wait to share it with you all.”
Our new single ‘Under The Moon’ is out wherever you get your music. It is the latest single off of our forthcoming EP titled ‘In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing’ which will be out everywhere on December 11th. Can’t wait to share it with you all. https://t.co/4JHkXbkjJC pic.twitter.com/bKB32p1f4u— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) November 13, 2020
The group currently consists of four members namely Mark Foster as lead vocalist, Mark Pontius on drums and percussion, Sean Cimino on guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, and backing vocals and Isom Innis on piano, keyboards and synthesizers.
Foster the People’s new record is a follow-up to their 2017 project called ‘Sacred Hearts Club’. According to the website Music News, the new EP was recorded by each band member entirely during COVID-19 quarantine from all corners of the United States and marks the band’s first project as independent artistes.
‘In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing’ will be released on December 11, 2020.
Speaking about the EP, frontman Mark Foster said, as revealed by the website Music News, “The last few years have been the most introspective and personally healing years of my life. I found something that I have been searching for since I was a teenager- love. As a songwriter, I have always looked outward toward culture and the state of the world for inspiration. But as I searched for what this next era of Foster The People was going to sound like, I felt it was important to look inward this time and try to articulate what my love feels like. Every song on this EP is a different facet of the many layers of my love. Tension mixed with tenderness. Vulnerability contrasted with hope for the future. Heartache and separation anxiety offset by the truth that unconditional love leaves no room for fear.”
He further asserted, “In some ways, writing about these things was a form of defiance to the fractured world around me. It was important for me to put the beautiful things swirling in my heart on display for the listener, as a reminder that these quiet virtues are what connect us as humans, no matter how loud our political ideologies may be. It feels to me like the world has forgotten its sense of magic. It seems to have forgotten that beauty, kindness, mercy and respect are the fabrics that hold us together, despite our differences. With ‘In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing,’ I wanted love to be on full display.”
Foster The People’s ‘In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing’ will come with a total of six tracks out of which three have already been released -- ‘The Things We Do’, ‘Under The Moon’, and ‘Lamb’s Wool’. Here’s how the entire tracklist of the EP looks like:
‘Walk with a Big Stick’
‘The Things We Do’
‘Under The Moon’
‘Your Heart is my Home’