Album: Father of the Bride (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • 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."

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