ponsy

One of my favorite things about music is that it’s unifying. 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.
—  Foster the People on Twitter on the day of their demo release
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Was watching Cage the Elephant perform and guess who was watching, too? Knew those kids had to be related to Foster,which was confirmed when he said his family came from Ohio to watch him preform. Also think he said it was their first time in California. Lucky me at Bottlerock Napa was able to snap these pictures as Foster the People was going to perform next!

@fosterthepeople It’s a wild feeling releasing something that’s been living inside the safe corridors of my heart for the last few years. Like releasing a bird that has finally earned its right to fly. I think it’s important for you to know we made this record with joy and musical freedom. Any time the idea of past expectations, pressure to perform, or commerce came into the creative picture, we tried our best to push it out and lock the door.
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We live in a trying time right now. Racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and religious persecution are more rampant than ever. This record was made in defiance against those cancerous ideas. Hopefully it makes you feel as it made us feel when we were working on it - that life is beautiful. And love will always be bigger than politics.
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With love, 
Mark

I’ve really started to appreciate the different personalities of our fans and why they’re there and the people who are coming just to check it out… All of these people are from so many different walks of life, and they’re all in this one room together for this one moment that’s never going to happen again with the same group of people. You can watch how people take the music in and really be a part of that. It makes it a community thing between the fans and the band. In that moment, anything can happen. It’s taken me two to three years to figure all of that out.
—  Mark ‘Ponsi’ Pontius