Vampire Weekend - Sunflower ft. Steve Lacy (Official Video)

  • Published: 13 March 2019
  • Father of the Bride available 5/3:

    Sunflower/Big Blue available everywhere now:

    Harmony Hall/2021 available everywhere now:


    Filmed at Zabar’s and Barney Greengrass, The Sturgeon King

    Thanks to Jerry, Freddy and everyone who came by.


    Sunflower in the morning
    Standing in the garden
    All before you wake

    No power can compel you
    Out into the daylight
    Let that evil wait

    Strange thought upon the pillow:
    “What day demands a date?”
    Well I don’t know

    Sunflower in the evening
    Standing in the garden
    Taking up that space

    No power can compel me
    Back into the daylight
    Let that evil wait

    Strange thought upon the pillow:
    “What day demands a date?”
    Well I don’t know


    Written by Ezra Koenig
    Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid & Ezra Koenig
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Comments • 1 287

  • Devyn Erickson
    Devyn Erickson  4 hours back

    My 3 year old daughter is in love with this song.

    • :ok_hand:
      :ok_hand:  2 days back

      hahah beechwood marching band

      • pascal62
        pascal62  1 weeks back

        where's the saxophone?

        • Brian Yildirim
          Brian Yildirim  2 weeks back

          "Sunflower" by Post Malone
          "Sunflower" by Colde
          The cooler Daniel
          "Sunflower" by Vampire Weekend
          The very cool Daniel
          "Sunflower" by Rex Orange County
          The coolest Daniel

          • tristen burlison
            tristen burlison  2 weeks back

            bass tabs would be nice

            • Steve Marschman
              Steve Marschman  4 weeks back

              When I first heard it, I thought... Nick Hexum???? Sounds a bit like 311 to me.

              • Alex Heider
                Alex Heider  4 weeks back

                This sucks

                • TheBackstreetArmy
                  TheBackstreetArmy  1 months back

                  So underrated

                  • lifeofrileychef
                    lifeofrileychef  1 months back

                    Thank you for giving my love of singing instrumentals an outlet, Vampire Weekend!

                    • Dani Linhares
                      Dani Linhares  1 months back

                      favorite song from the album

                      • Tijen Azra
                        Tijen Azra  1 months back

                        I heard this song on the radio during a plane trip and I absolutely had to get it

                        • Wilo Polis
                          Wilo Polis  1 months back

                          I freaking love this music video

                          • Junk Jams
                            Junk Jams  1 months back

                            70's vibe ?

                            • Mallory Winley
                              Mallory Winley  1 months back

                              Jonah hill. Are u singing on this song too??. 😂😂.. great song. On repeat

                              • Mallory Winley
                                Mallory Winley  1 months back

                                Today I'm a new fan💪💅

                                • & croissant Cappuccino
                                  & croissant Cappuccino  2 months back


                                  • ナカジ
                                    ナカジ  2 months back


                                    • brains481
                                      brains481  2 months back

                                      jonah finally managed to direct something as annoyingly pretentious as he is. this track deserved a better music video than this shit.

                                      • ohmyflinstonesgosh
                                        ohmyflinstonesgosh  2 months back

                                        Jonah Hill why did you want to make us sick?

                                        • LevenItUp!
                                          LevenItUp!  2 months back

                                          They gotta do this on Sesame Street sometime

                                          • dulce arredondo
                                            dulce arredondo  2 months back

                                            This song on acid is fucking beautiful

                                            • Seth Cox
                                              Seth Cox  2 months back

                                              😌a.m. vibezzz

                                              • John Gallagher
                                                John Gallagher  2 months back

                                                The four part vocal harmony on the chorus part sounds really nice! Very clever homage to the dead!

                                                • Eden Gallagher
                                                  Eden Gallagher  2 months back

                                                  this hurts my head but I still love it

                                                  • Water Aerobics
                                                    Water Aerobics  2 months back

                                                    Sounds like a halfnoise song

                                                    • Wilo Polis
                                                      Wilo Polis  2 months back

                                                      I swear Steve Lacy is Rostam's replacement

                                                      • hail jas
                                                        hail jas  2 months back

                                                        I love this song with a passion

                                                        • Larasaty deriasmei
                                                          Larasaty deriasmei  3 months back

                                                          Weird that This sound like The Beatles songs

                                                          • alatasam
                                                            alatasam  3 months back

                                                            I love it, aesthetic

                                                            • Gow Gold
                                                              Gow Gold  3 months back

                                                              They must be big fans of Robot Chicken. Sounds just like the closing theme song but with a little more color...

                                                              • Colour Spectr
                                                                Colour Spectr  3 months back

                                                                Is this steve lacy's group of white boys?

                                                                • Capri Ramsey
                                                                  Capri Ramsey  3 months back

                                                                  Wow great collab!! Just found Vampire weekend and love Mr Lacey from the band “the internet”!!!! Whooo awesome

                                                                  • Pen Cholez
                                                                    Pen Cholez  3 months back

                                                                    Can’t hear this song without thinking of rowing practice carpool lmao

                                                                    • Victor James
                                                                      Victor James  3 months back

                                                                      The people who disliked this were the ones who threw up from how disorientating this video is

                                                                      • Arika S
                                                                        Arika S  3 months back

                                                                        tHis sOnG gIves mE all tHe gOoD viBEs 🌻

                                                                        • Rony Quiñones Saavedra
                                                                          Rony Quiñones Saavedra  3 months back

                                                                          Excelente! Me encanta, la escucho todos los días. Saludos desde Perú!😀👍

                                                                          • Larry Archuleta
                                                                            Larry Archuleta  3 months back

                                                                            I am a vampire born in 1595. 420 yrs, I always love being what i am, And i didn't have no choice but to make my mind undergoing the ritual to turn. There is sometime ago, I had herpes virus and also i was burned in a fire and was dying, I later was saved by a vampire lord in 1615 my parents never found me they believe i was dead, Not until i had to work in my home where my parents lived, Then they knew i was alive and lived happily knowing their son was ok and doing great, No longer a weakly but strong and as century go by i am still alive today, And still 20 skin but old age never goes, but no body knew my past just me, I just want to say thank you vampire lord for making it happen, I am very proud to be among the 7 clans of vampires. YOU want to know more about these transformation ritual, Hit up the vampire lord, Email: [email protected] I wish all the best towards your various endevours.

                                                                            • Tina Rota
                                                                              Tina Rota  3 months back

                                                                              do i see jerry seinfeld??? 1:08
                                                                              edit: watched to the end and aHHHHH IT'S JERRYYYYYY

                                                                              • ADDY Hyper gaming
                                                                                ADDY Hyper gaming  4 months back

                                                                                Music is so relaxing

                                                                                • VJ
                                                                                  VJ  4 months back

                                                                                  Guitar hero

                                                                                  • Dan Bradley
                                                                                    Dan Bradley  4 months back

                                                                                    This feels like a lost 311 song.

                                                                                    • Juan Yair Martinez
                                                                                      Juan Yair Martinez  4 months back

                                                                                      Algún mexicano que le guste esta música !! :D

                                                                                      • carstereobandits
                                                                                        carstereobandits  4 months back

                                                                                        vocals remind me of 311.

                                                                                        • Lincinho
                                                                                          Lincinho  4 months back

                                                                                          so did Steve just play guitar on this?

                                                                                          • babi pan
                                                                                            babi pan  4 months back

                                                                                            he sings along with ezra the whole song.

                                                                                        • Federico Picone
                                                                                          Federico Picone  4 months back

                                                                                          Love the song, hate the video. Too many rotations. A short song, need a simple video or never need at all.

                                                                                          • googlyeyesnpaperbags
                                                                                            googlyeyesnpaperbags  4 months back

                                                                                            This song is nothing without Steve lacy

                                                                                            • Manos Fatisis
                                                                                              Manos Fatisis  4 months back

                                                                                              Read a short review here:

                                                                                              • Jimmy Gale
                                                                                                Jimmy Gale  4 months back

                                                                                                HEY! Why did U Tube take off the Jimmy Kimmel presentation of this great piece......with the three saxes? Does anyone know?