"I’m at a point where I find the simplest idea of faith — ‘Do you believe in God?’ — boring," Koenig says. "What I’m more interested in is group identity, faith in institutions. To me, identity is ultimately the biggest theme in Vampire Weekend’s songs. The first album is a bit about outsiders looking at wealth, and being simultaneously attracted to it and critical of it. A lot of people look at this record as being about God or atheism. That’s definitely a part of it. But beyond that, when I think about faith, what comes up in my mind is something that’s bigger than yourself."