Ezra Koenig – It’s pretty cool that people…

It’s pretty cool that people will pay for something even though they don’t have to…


“It’s pretty cool that people will pay for something even though they don’t have to. It’s totally different now to back in the day. Now you’re paying for a record because you believe in the band. In the future that will be the only time people will pay for albums, because there’s some kind of connection.”
-Ezra Koenig

Ezra Koenig – My dad grew up in…

My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship…


“My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad’s union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege.”
-Ezra Koenig

Ezra Koenig – I grew up listening to…

I grew up listening to Jay-Z, and I think the first time I really…


“I grew up listening to Jay-Z, and I think the first time I really became obsessed with learning and thinking about lyrics was when I started listening to rap I was 11, 12, and started becoming aware of music beyond the familiar.”
-Ezra Koenig

Ezra Koenig – I do think sometimes there’s…

I do think sometimes there’s danger in guest appearance mania. I’ve seen too many examples…


“I do think sometimes there’s danger in guest appearance mania. I’ve seen too many examples that sound cool on paper, like ‘Oh, get that guy to sing the hook on that guy’s song,’ and then that’s all it is. It’s a cool idea that sounds good on paper.”
-Ezra Koenig