"I do feel like we're ready to make the departure," said the indie folk group's keyboardist Ben Lovett. “We really want to rap. We've just got so much to say—saying it through a melody doesn't really work for me. We've been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It's gonna be a fresh experience for our band." Jay-Z, apparently, was not available to comment to RS.
If they do take the hip hop route, we've already begun thinking possible song titles: “I Will Wait…for My Shawty”? “The Cave…of Rap”? “Little Lion Man (Raggae Remix featuring Snoop Lion)”? Got anything better?