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Listen: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “Don’t Fight Fate”

As Part of Amazon's Songs of the Summer Playlist

May 04, 2016 Bookmark and Share


Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio released his debut solo album last September via Glassnote. He's going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Now Amazon has shared a brand new song from him, "Don't Fight Fate." It's part of Amazon's Songs of the Summer playlist, which will be available June 3 and will also feature new songs or covers by The Mountain Goats, Laura Gibson, Surfer Blood, Blitzen Trapper, and more. Listen below.

Baio commented on the song in a press release: "I've always found late summer to be the most romantic time of year. There's a deep yearning that comes with saying goodbye to warmth & preparing for cold. 'Don't Fight Fate' is my attempt at a late-summer love song. The chorus melody, which I wrote a few years ago, always evoked that time of year for me. I believe that you can long for a place while you're still there, and you can long for a person while you're still with them. I wanted to channel that feeling of longing. I recorded 'Don't Fight Fate' now because it felt more in line with my album, The Names, than what I want to do with my next record. I guess it's my way of saying goodbye to my first record!" 

Also, read our 2015 interview with Baio about The Names. Finally, if you haven't seen it yet, watch last year's fun video for album highlight "Sister of Pearl," which was also shot in London and shows off some of Baio's dance moves.



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