Rostam has shared a brand new single, ‘The Kids We Knew’ – a track inspired by the fight against climate change.
Written while the former Vampire Weekend man was recovering from COVID-19 last March, Rostam explains: “I was thinking of three generations while I was writing this song. 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.”
Sounds both highly possible and rather dystopian, Rostam. You can check out ‘The Kids We Knew’ below, and catch up with our recent ‘in the studio’ chat about what might come next here.