Hear Rostam's New Song "Changephobia"
It serves as the title track from his upcoming album
Published Apr 06, 2021Former Vampire Weekend player Rostam is getting set to deliver his new solo album Changephobia, and to amp the excitement a bit, he's today shared the record's title track.
"Changephobia" follows recent teasers like "These Kids We Knew" and "4Runner." As a press release puts it, "'Changephobia' names its struggle in its title, ruminating on the fears that keep us stagnant."
Of the song, Rostam himself explained the following:
"Changephobia" was one of the last songs I finished writing for this album. The chorus came to me sitting at the piano in my living room; I spent weeks picking up and putting down ideas for the verses. One day I sat down with an acoustic guitar, feeling close to giving up on the song altogether: all of a sudden a new melody, a new feeling, and new words came out of me and I felt like I could be honest with myself about what I wanted to say. The song 'Changephobia' is partly about something we can all be guilty of, avoiding our own feelings. I think of it as a reminder not to.
Listen to "Changephobia" over here or down below.
Changephobia is due out via Matsor Projects/Secretly Distribution on June 4. Rostam's last proper album was 2017's Half-Light.