Foster The People will release its second album in early 2014, after spending most of this past year in the studio and playing just one live show during that time. Frontman Mark Foster told Rolling Stone that its sophomore effort is “not the record that people are gonna expect us to release second. It’s definitely an evolution for us, and it’s a more polarizing record for us, so I’m excited to see how it’s received, for better or worse.” A first single is expected out in January.
Foster added that the new record is “guitar-driven. I haven’t played this much guitar in a long time, so it’s going to be really fun to play live, because it’s much more organic and more in the vein of the Pixies and Clash and stuff.”
The new disc will follow up Torches, which debuted in May 2011 at Number Eight on the Billboard album chart. The first single, “Pumped Up Kicks,” was a Top Five track at Modern Rock radio.
Foster also revealed that he spent time in 2013 scoring his first feature film. Titled Little Boy, the movie stars Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson and should also be out sometime next year.
Foster said about the experience, “Working on the film and going to Prague and recording the orchestra, which I’d never done before — I’d never written a piece and then watched 50 musicians bring it to life — it’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever been a part of, to see an orchestra construct an original piece of music. I want to do that again.”