Rostam has followed up last year’s Unfold You.
Rostam is back with the first taste of the new music he has planned for 2021.
The Vampire Weekend man is streaming These Kids We Knew, a slight shift in gear from Unfold You and written during convalescence last year.
“I was thinking of three generations while I was writing this song,” he says. “There’s a generation of adults who don’t see global warming as their problem because they think they won’t be impacted by it.”
“Then there’s a generation younger than mine, who will certainly have to deal with what is happening. In the song I have a fantasy of the younger generation arresting the adults and putting them on trial in the streets of cities around the world. Those are the ‘sidewalk courts’ that I sing about in the song.”
“The song was written in a fever-dream state during the second week of March last year while I was recovering from Covid-19.”