Rostam has dropped a new song called “These Kids We Knew.” In a statement, Rostam said the song was written while “in a fever-dream state during the second week of March last year while [he] was recovering from COVID-19.” Listen to the track below.
“I was thinking of three generations while I was writing this song,” Rostam said. “There’s a generation of adults who don’t see global warming as their problem because they think they won’t be impacted by it. Then there’s a generation younger than mine, who will certainly have to deal with what is happening. In the song I have a fantasy of the younger generation arresting the adults and putting them on trial in the streets of cities around the world. Those are the ‘sidewalk courts’ that I sing about in the song.”
Rostam released his first solo album Half-Light in 2017. Since then, he’s collaborated on new material with the Dirty Projectors, Maggie Rogers, Lykke Li, Ra Ra Riot, and his former bandmates in Vampire Weekend. He also produced Clairo’s debut album Immunity and worked on Haim’s Women in Music Pt. III.
Read Pitchfork’s feature “Rostam’s Next-Level Art Music.”
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