Former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij and former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser have joined forces as Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. An album from the duo is expected soon. Today, they’ve shared their debut single, “A 1000 Times”.
Rostam spoke on the new project in an interview earlier this year:
I've also been making a full-length record with Hamilton Leithauser, which I'm very excited about. Our plan is to release it as a duo, basically, and every now and then I get a feeling that it might be one of the best records I make in my whole life. We worked really hard on lyrics and every song tells a story. In some ways, the more that I write songs, the more I feel that telling a story is the most important thing; just being able to close your eyes when you hear some lyrics and go somewhere. It's worth taking the time to do that, because people respond to it.
Listen to “A 1000 Times” below.