[VIDEO] Foster The People Announce 2014 Return
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.02.2014
Billboard reports that Foster the People have officially announced their 2014 return with a new video that offers a "glimpse of 2014".
The band released their debut album Torches (featuring the hit song "Pumped Up Kicks") in 2011 and spent most of 2012 touring, including a performance at the Grammys with Maroon 5 and the Beach Boys. They were absent from 2013. The band wrote on Twitter: "We're back."
The video is 45 seconds long with seems to feature a new song from their upcoming second album. There are no details about the song or album, but a final graphic reads "Foster the People 2014". At one point, Mark Foster sings, "It feels like we're coming of age." However, they've since performed the track live at the Firefly Music Festival, which you can also hear below.
"Pumped Up Kicks" sold 5.2 million downloads so far and is the sixth-largest alternative digital song of all time. Torches, which had production from Paul Epworth and Greg Kurstin, has sold 989,000 copies so far.
Foster previously said of the new album in June 2012: "I think it's going to take a lot of left turns. It's going to be really celebratory -- a lot like our first record is, but in a different way. I think there's going to be more grit, and I think it's gonna be extremely percussive. I've been listening to a lot of the Clash lately, and a lot of '60s, the Kinks. I think those bands are going to influence the next record heavily."