We started off with the idea of doing a newer version of (Paul Simon's) 'The Rhythm of the Saints, and that kinda carried us a long way through. It gave us a whole new bed to work with, like 'How do I get my pop sensibility around this and work it into that?' It was a lot of fun. But you go through different phases when you're writing; it took a different turn, and I just followed it, too.
Follow your bliss, Rob! The only thing missing from "This Is How A Heart Breaks" was a "world music" conga break.
So intense. Your move now, Vampire Weekend!