According to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Foster the People has big plans for 2014. Mark Foster has been in the studio working on the follow up to the band's breakout LP Torches and says that the album should come out at the beginning of next year with a single out by January.
He said that people might be surprised by the band's sophomore effort, "It'll be interesting," he told them. It's not the record that people are going to expect us to release second. It's definitely an evolution for us, and it's a more polarizing record for us. So I'm excited to see how it's received, for better or worse."
And don't expect another "Pumped Up Kicks" with this album either. "This record, I went into it wanting to do something more organic and human because the first record was so electronic and synthetic — in a cool way, I'm not putting it down, that's just what it was. So this record, I wanted to make something more human and let the songs breathe and grow and turn and take left turns and not come back if they want to. So it's a brave record."
The band began the album in Morocco, then worked on it in Los Angeles and finished it up in London. "I took from my travels in the Middle East, Africa and all year and put that perspective into the record, so it's go tan interesting mix of things. I'm excited to play it live. It's a record that's going to come to life more onstage."
Foster mentioned a few tracks he was excited about including "Beginners Guide to Destroying the Moon," which he describes as his favorite lyrical moment and heaviest track of the record, "Are You What You Wanna Be," which was influenced by his time in Africa, and "Nevermind," which he calls the "heart" of the album.
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