Folk-rock band Fleet Foxes have remained dormant for years since the release of their last album, Helplessness Blues, in 2011. Yesterday, lead singer Robin Pecknold took to the band’s Facebook page to explain the years of inactivity while giving hope for more new Fleet Foxes music in the future.
According to the note, Pecknold took some time off to enroll at Columbia University, where he recently finished getting his undergraduate degree. Pecknold said that he chose to go back to school because “it felt like the right time to both see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle.” Pecknold also said that he was still writing songs and that the band intended to reconvene and release new music, but he wouldn’t give a specific timeframe as to when that would happen.
The other members of Fleet Foxes have kept busy during Pecknold’s hiatus from music, most notably Joshua Tillman, who found solo success with his Father John Misty project.