Back in September Fleet Foxes returned with Shore - the band's first album since 2017's Crack-Up, featuring contributions from Brian Wilson (Fleet Foxes sampled his voice from "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" for their "Cradling Mother, Cradling Woman" track), Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby (who sings with Pecknold on "Sunblind"), Hamilton Leithauser (and Georgiana Leithauser, Frederika Leithauser, Juliet Butters, Faye Butters), Meara O’Reilly, and others.
Fleet Foxes' lead vocalist Robin Pecknold took part in Radio.com's New Arrivals show last week (according to Stereogum), which saw him reveal that he has an unlikely friendship with Post Malone. Pecknold said, "He’ll text me every once in a while and it’s always a really fun thing to receive. To have that pop up in my iMessages, it always feels like a glitch in the Matrix or something."
Pecknold also revealed that he intended for Post Malone to feature on the band's new album Shore, "He came by the studio for one day while we were working in LA and listened to stuff and was super supportive. We didn’t get together in time because I wanted to get the album out quickly, but I did ask him to be on it. He was down but we just didn’t end up having time."
The Fleet Foxes vocalist added, "He’s a super sweet guy, he’s a real gentleman, and he’s probably the best melody writer in the business right now, I think. And by some glitch in the Matrix we have a casual friendship."
When Pecknold was asked which Post Malone songs are his favourite, the musician listed "Circles" and "that Spiderman song".