Rostam has shared his woozy left-field pop jammer 'Unfold You'.
Vampire Weekend co-founder and solo artist, Rostam has gained a reputation as one of pop's most creative figures.
Working on a plethora of huge collaborations, he returns with solo duties with this curious left-field release.
Opening with soothing woodwind before diving into abstract digital realms, 'Unfold You' carries a sighing Rostam vocal.
The saxophone skronk disrupts proceedings, with the many layers of 'Unfold You' betraying the length of its gestation.
Even though Haim’s 'Summer Girl' came out within a few months of us starting to record it, 'Unfold You' took years. In some ways it had to - because the recording of the song tracks an evolution and a personal metamorphosis. As I write this, I’m finishing a record that deals intrinsically with the subject of change and change was what I was feeling personally and searching for musically.
In the summer of 2016, I was sitting on a park bench on Commercial street in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I found myself in conversation with a stranger who left me with a piece of advice that has stuck with me.
“Change is good,” he said, “Go with it.”
The full video for 'Unfold' is online now, which Rostam also directed. He comments:
Hari and I found ourselves in the same quarantine pod in Massachusetts this past July. We also found we had a bunch in common, having gone to the same college nine years apart.
Tune in now.
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