Since leaving Vampire Weekend in early 2016, Rostam has kept a busy schedule working on records by Frank Ocean, Solange, HAIM, and Francis and the Lights. He and former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser also released a collaboration LP called I Had a Dream You Were Mine.
This year, Rostam will take centerstage for himself with his solo debut album, which is due to arrive before 2017’s end. In anticipation, he’s shared a new video for “Gwan”, a song Rostam first premiered during an in-studio session for KCRW last summer. Directed by Greg Brunkalla, it finds the songwriter/producer strolling through the parks, bridges, and narrow alleyways of his New York City hometown. Check it out above.
In a press release, Rostam commented on the origins of “Gwan”, saying: “I’ve had experiences where my life will try to tell me something in a dream — and sometimes it’s something I’m not ready to hear. So I think maybe this song is about trying to listen to what your subconscious mind is trying to say to you.”https://youtu.be/sIQ2atEdfII
Rostam 2017 Tour Dates:
05/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club &
05/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom &
05/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer &
05/07 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall #
05/08 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic
06/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
& = w/ Deradoorian
# = w/ Nat Baldwin