This May marks the release of Father of the Bride, the long-awaited new album from Vampire Weekend. On Wednesday, the indie rock vets promoted the LP with a live session on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 show, featuring singles like “Harmony Hall”, “Sunflower”, and “2021”.
It turns out Vampire Weekend also recorded a BBC Live Lounge set recently, in which they played “Sunflower” — that is, the Post Malone original taken from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. Post Malone’s “Sunflower”, featuring Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, is nothing like Vampy Weeks’ Father of the Bride cut, but still proved to be a rather fascinating choice for a cover song. As Stereogum point out, Ezra Koenig & co. also managed to slip in a few guitar melodies from their own “Sunflower” and “Harmony Hall” into the rendition.
Hear the cover for yourself below.
Check out the entire BBC Live Lounge session, which featured a brief chat with the group, here.