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LISTEN: Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Wrote A Song for 'Peter Rabbit'

By: Hayden Wright

February 9, 2018

As rumors swirl that a new Vampire Weekend album is on the horizon, we can finally hear a new song. Only this one isn't exactly from the band. Instead, late-night funnyman (and Tony-winning musical theater actor) James Corden sings a song written by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on the soundtrack for new Peter Rabbit movie.

The song, “I Promise You” is a lighthearted track with an arrangement and meter vaguely reminiscent of … Vampire Weekend. Still, Corden brings his marquee charisma to the indie-inflected tune.

Lyrically, the song urges listeners to cheer up in the face of adversity: “Life’s rough when you feel confused/ Still rough when you hear the news that/ each day gotta pick and choose…/ No hate, no fear could ever keep us down / We’ll stick together.”

From the director of Easy A and AnniePeter Rabbit also stars Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Daisy Ridley. Adapted from the beloved Beatrix Potter books, the movie follows an animated Peter Rabbit and his live-action pals.

Peter Rabbit hits theaters today. Listen to “I Promise You” here: