After a lengthy break, Foster the People are (finally) back with new music. The L.A. based band dropped III — an appropriate title for the three-track EP — on Thursday.
III came after days of teasing fans on social media. The hints included a countdown that ended in III and, although fans speculated they’d get new music, most didn’t expect three songs at once. “Pay the Man,” “Doing it for the Money” and “S.H.C.” are all from Foster the People’s forthcoming album which, according to NPR, is due out this summer.
“One of my favorite things about music is that it’s unifying,” the band wrote on Instagram along with news of the release. “We wrote these songs to reflect joy in a time where people have needed it more than ever and we thought it was a good time to share them with you.”
The EP starts with a catchy beat and Foster’s adored vocals. He quickly spits out the lyrics to “Pay the Man,” a song that will instantly hook fans. If people were looking for a natural musical progression from FTP, this is it. “Doing it for the Money” is perhaps the EP’s strongest song — and undoubtedly the biggest earworm. You’ll be singing the chorus to yourself for hours to come (trust me, I’m still singing it). III ends with “S.H.C.,” a song with the indie pop sound that Foster fans have come to know and love. Although it’s a little predictable, it’s more musically mature.
Check out the three tracks from Foster the People’s III below or download it on iTunes. Let us know which song is your favorite and why in the comments below.