Foster the People will release their highly anticipated second album ‘Supermodel’ on the 24th March through Columbia Records, with the first single “Coming of Age” set to be released on 16th March. Produced by Paul Epworth, Supermodel is the follow-up album to the group’s critically acclaimed debut Torches.
Supermodel has some big shoes to fill. Foster the People garnered three GRAMMY nominations for Torches, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini”. The album also received a Brit Award for International Breakthrough in 2012, two Q Awards and two NME Awards.
Recorded in various locations around the world, Supermodel began as frontman Mark Foster and producer Paul Epworth set up a writing studio in a riad in Essaouira, Morocco at the end of 2012. “We didn’t have any rules. We just created as much as we could in seven days,” Foster recalls, “And in the spirit of wanderlust and discovery we ended up stumbling on the musical identity of what this record was going to feel like.” The album continued to grow with the rest of the band across Malibu, Bronson Island and London.
Supermodel will be available for pre-order on Tuesday 14th January. Fans can also listen to the album’s first single “Coming of Age” now on the band’s website fosterthepeople.com where the song is set to a visual documenting the creation of a mural inspired by the new album. The mural lives on a building in downtown Los Angeles and, at seven stories tall, is one of the largest painted murals in the United States. The band is also confirmed to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio this month.