AceShowbiz - Vampire Weekend has released a music video for its collaboration with Steve Lacy, "Sunflower". Directed by Jonah Hill, the clip puts the spotlight on two legendary Upper West Side venues, Broadway's beloved gourmet market Zabars' and Amsterdam Avenue's sturgeon king Barney Greengrass.
The video features the iconic places in a split-screen vision as the band's vocalist Ezra Koenig and the Internet's guitarist Lacy browse through the aisles of the grocery store. They then head to Barney Greengrass for lunch. There, they run into comedian Jerry Seinfeld who is sitting alone and makes funny faces while looking straight into the camera.
Rap veteran Fab 5 Freddy also makes a brief appearance in the video.
"Sunflower" is lifted off Vampire Weekend's upcoming fourth studio album "Father of the Bride", which is scheduled to hit the stores on May 3. The long-awaited album has also spanned "Harmony Hall" and "2021", which together serve as the double A-side lead single for the album, as well as "Big Blue". Besides Steve Lacy, the album will feature an array of collaborators, including Rostam Batmanglij, marking the first time the band has included guest vocalists in an album.
Hill also directed the music video for the first lead single off the album, "Harmony Hall". The actor made appearance in the "Harmony Hall" clip, which was released in February.
Vampire Weekend will embark on a major summer tour to promote the album, including headlining spots at New York's Madison Square Garden on September 6 and Denver's Red Rocks on October 8. Koenig has said that he planned to start working on Vampire Weekend's fifth album soon.
"Father of the Bride" is the follow-up to the band's third studio album "Modern Vampires of the City", which won a Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Alternative Music Album. The set also top various albums charts in the U.S.