American indie pop band Foster The People has released their third studio album, Sacred Hearts Club.
It is the band’s latest album release since Supermodels in 2014.
In a post on the band’s official Facebook account, lead vocalist Mark Foster wrote a heartfelt message to their fans.
He described the release of their latest work as a ‘wild feeling’ and like ‘releasing a bird that has finally earned its right to fly’. He said the record’s content was ‘something that’s been living inside the safe corridors of my heart for the last few years’.
The track list includes “Pay the Man,” “Sit Next to Me,” “SHC,” (our personal fave) “Doing It For The Money,” “Static Space Lover,” and more!
“I think it’s important for you to know we made this record with joy and musical freedom. Any time the idea of past expectations, pressure to perform, or commerce came into the creative picture, we tried our best to push it out and lock the door,” he added.
In another interview with news website The Independent, Foster said the process of making Sacred Hearts Club was a very non-judgmental and methodical one until the very end. As the band’s songwriter puts it, the record had its own pressure on itself.
“It was me and a creative kindred spirit locking ourselves in our own studio, with nobody in the room who could ‘contaminate the water.’ No one who could put their hands on it and change it. We had absolute freedom and time to explore things,” he explained.
The band member also said the record was made to defy cancerous ideas like racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and religious persecution in today’s trying times.
“Hopefully it makes you feel as it made us feel when we were working on it – that life is beautiful. And love will always be bigger than politics,” he ended.
The band first rose to fame with their breakthrough (and controversial) song Pumped Up Kicks in 2011. Other hits include Houdini from their debut album, “Torches”.
Check out the the lead single of “Sacred Hearts Club” here:
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