Robin Pecknold knows good things come to those who wait.

It’s been nearly six years since Pecknold’s band, Fleet Foxes, released their acclaimed sophomore album, "Helplessness Blues."

That 2011 record was pivotal for the Seattle-based band, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. The band toured the world behind "Helplessness Blues," selling out major venues on multiple continents. Alongside groups like Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes became torchbearers for a folk revival that re-introduced soaring harmonies and acoustic balladry into the mainstream.

Then Pecknold walked away.

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"When we finished touring the second album, I felt kind of one-dimensional," Pecknold tells the Daily News.

Pecknold shares that he had been so intensely dedicated to making music since he was 14 or 15 that he’d neglected to explore other passions. In the midst of overwhelming success, Pecknold decided to enroll at Columbia University to get his undergraduate degree.

"Being in school gave me confidence that I could pursue other things in the future and that I wouldn’t live or die based off if I was putting out music for public consumption," Pecknold says.

Pecknold admits he wasn’t sure when or if he would make another Fleet Foxes record, but that he would "check in" at the end of each semester with himself and the band’s other members.

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"As long as it wasn’t (time to reunite), I kept enrolling," Pecknold says.

Pecknold’s time away from the band also gave him space to work on songs without external expectations or pressure. That freedom allowed him to conceptualize "Crack-Up," Fleet Foxes’ latest album, which was released in June.

"Crack-Up" is a sprawling record, often straying from conventional verse-chorus songwriting in favor of radical shifts mid-track.

"(The title ‘Crack-Up’) fits the narrative of the record, being that this album starts kind of fractured and ends kind of whole. It’s been put back together," Pecknold says.

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It’s also a fitting narrative for the newly reunited Fleet Foxes, who are currently touring the world in support of the new album.

It would be foolish to expect Pecknold to make any hard and fast commitments regarding the future of the group.

But he sounds hopeful for the future of Fleet Foxes.

"I don’t think I would’ve got all this going again if it didn’t feel like something that would keep going," Pecknold says.

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"I had to buy a lot of roadcases for the amps," Pecknold says with a chuckle. "Very expensive."

Fleet Foxes will play Prospect Park Bandshell on Aug. 1 and 2 for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.