It’s been a big year for Rostam Batmanglij.
It wasn’t until a year ago, after announcing his departure from Vampire Weekend, that we saw the first single from the singer under the shortened moniker Rostam, “Gravity Don’t Pull Me.” Over the summer, Rostam teamed up with ex-Walkmen singer Hamilton Leithauser for their collaborative album I Had A Dream That You Were Mine that was met with critical praise.
He’s now sharing a second single from his solo catalogue, “Gwan.” Until now, it’s only been heard live during Rostam’s performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The use of stirring violins and soft piano layers is reminiscent of early Vampire Weekend. Check out the music video below: