Rostam has released another video from his upcoming new album, ‘Changephobia’.
Set for release on 4th June, the full-length follows-up on debut album ‘Half-Light’ and features the previously-released ‘These Kids We Knew’, ‘Unfold You’ and ‘4Runner’.
His new clip for ‘From The Back Of A Cab’ is a star-studded affair, featuring cameos from Haim, Charli XCX, Kaia Gerber, Seth Bogart, Remi Wolf, Bryce Willard Smithe, Samantha Urbani, Wallows, Ariel Rechtshaid and Nick Robinson.
Rostam says: “‘From the Back of a Cab’ is probably my favorite song that I’ve written. It started with the 12/8 drums — something you find in Persian music and African music. I built the song around those drums over time, writing the piano part in my living room, the melodies and lyrics on foot walking in New York and Tokyo, on California’s highways, and on the flights and car trips between all those places.”
Check it out below.
Produced by Rostam over the last three years, he explains of the record’s title: “A few years ago I met a stranger on a park bench, somehow I found myself opening up to him; revealing recent changes in my life that had altered its course, and he said, “Change is good. Go with it.” I realized that I had never heard that sentiment expressed before.
“Transphobia, biphobia, homophobia— these words hold a weight of threat, and it occurred to me that the threats they bare— the fears they describe— are rooted in a fear of change: a fear of the unknown, of a future that is not yet familiar, one in which there is a change of traditions, definitions, and distributions of power.
“So gender, too, was on my mind while creating this album, as I came to find myself writing about love and connection but not wanting to place relationships in a gendered context.
“This collection of songs is not celebrating a fear of change. Rather, it’s the opposite. It’s about who we are capable of becoming if we recognize these fears in ourselves and rise above them.”
The tracklisting to ‘Changephobia’ reads:
- These Kids We Knew
- From the Back of a Cab
- Unfold You
- To Communicate
- Next Thing