Vampire Weekend’s Rostam shares new solo song and collaboration with Hamilton Leithauser – listen

He also clarified his future involvement with the New York band

Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij has shared two new songs on US radio.

While appearing on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show, the musician premiered a new solo track called ‘Gwan’ and another track taken from his forthcoming collaborative album with The Walkmen‘s Hamilton Leithauser.

Batmanglij also clarified what his future involvement with Vampire Weekend will be after quitting the New York band.


Posting a statement to Twitter in January, Batmanglij said that while he was “no longer a member” of the group, he would still “continue to collaborate on future projects” and “future Vampire Weekend songs” with frontman Ezra Koenig.

“There are no clear lines drawn about what the future holds,” he explained. “For me, it meant [being] open to doing stuff with Vampire Weekend, open to doing stuff on my own, to doing stuff with other people.

“I can’t tell you exactly what’s going to happen in the future, and for me, that’s something that felt necessary to do.”

Listen to the tracks and the interview below, via Pitchfork.

Batmanglij and Leithauser’s album ‘I Had A Dream That You Were Mine’ is released on September 23.

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