Ezra Koenig explained White Sky in track-by-track production notes:
”It’s inspired by some of the same African vibes and rhythms that influenced the debut, but the finished product represents a new chapter in the band’s sound. This song picks up where M79 left off. Similar people, similar geography, but, I think, a more developed sense of purpose.”
The strings sound beautiful in this performance
seriously those strings, yikes!!