In a new interview with The Standard, Ed Droste gave a quick update on how the new Grizzly Bear album is coming along. “We’re feeling more adventurous with the sonic directions, changing it up a little bit — not like, a techno dance album … it’s in the beginning stages,” he said. “Only a couple songs have started to take shape and it’s gotta be like, a good dozen or so before we get the picture.” And with the band now split between the two coasts, they’re still figuring out how they’ll come back together to record:
That’s a huge question mark. I would be lying if I said it didn’t cause great anxiety. When I’m stressed about it, I have to remember that every time we try to do a new album I have huge anxiety. Every time it’s like, ‘Woah, that was a crazy process, we have to do something different.’
Grizzly Bear’s last album, Shields, came out back in 2012.