Californian trio Foster The People gained a lot of fans - U2's The Edge and Elton John among them - with their Grammy nominated 2011 debut Torches. Now, some three years later, they're back with its follow-up Supermodel.
Speaking of the record, frontman Mark Foster described the album's writing process when the band converged on Morocco for inspiration. "We didn't have any rules", Foster said. "We just created as much as we could in seven days. And in the spirit of wanderlust and discovery we ended up stumbling on the musical identity of what this record was going to feel like."
The album, Foster says, focuses on social issues including his take on "the ugly side of capitalism" and is something of a departure from their debut. While it retains the band's pop sensibilities, you get the sense that the band are are coming from a very different place than three years ago. Hey, that's what Morocco does to you.
Supermodel will be released on March 21st but you can have a sneaky listen below exclusively on entertainment.ie. Oh, and we have a slew of copies to give away over in our competitions section too!