Watching the video for Vampire Weekend‘s single, “This Life”, the first thing that will strike you is how Californian it is. In it, producer Ariel Rechtshaid and the band’s Ezra Koenig and Danielle Haim ride in a Cadillac through the palm tree and windmill-lined desert near Coachella. Even though it’s filmed in black and white, you can practically feel the heat of the sunshine radiating off the car’s classic metal and chrome.
The single is off the band’s recently released comeback album, ‘Father Of The Bride’, which is its first full-length in six years. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, stream it on Apple Music below. It’s been a long time coming for fans, but the LP’s tight indie rock instrumentation and witty lyrics make it worth the wait.