Album: Father of the Bride (2019)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This short and sparse electronica-driven cut finds Ezra Koenig crooning about the year 2021.

    2021, will you think about me?
    I could wait a year but I shouldn't wait three


    The song was released on January 24, 2019 along with "Harmony Hall." Both numbers are melancholic reflections on the passing of time.
  • The song is built around a synth sample from "Talking," a 1984 composition by the Japanese musician Haruomi Hosono meant to be played in Muji stores in Japan. Koenig told Beats 1's Zane Lowe: "When I first heard it, I was so struck by it and I immediately started looping it and I started writing this song on top of it."
  • That's the actress and singer Jenny Lewis repeatedly yelping, "Boy."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Chris IsaakSongwriter Interviews

Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.

Joe Elliott of Def LeppardSongwriter Interviews

The Def Leppard frontman talks about their "lamentable" hit he never thought of as a single, and why he's juiced by his Mott The Hoople cover band.

Tony Banks of GenesisSongwriter Interviews

Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"Songwriter Interviews

Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."

Dean PitchfordSongwriter Interviews

Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."

Mick Jones of ForeignerSongwriter Interviews

Foreigner's songwriter/guitarist tells the stories behind the songs "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and many more.