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Rostam announces debut album ‘Half-Light’, shares ‘Bike Dream’

The record comes out in September via Nonesuch.

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij has announced details of his debut solo album as Rostam. ‘Half-Light’ is coming out in September via Nonesuch and being previewed by new single ‘Bike Dream’.The latest cut follows thoroughly impressive first single ‘Gwan’ in previewing the new album, out on 8th September.Talking about the album in a press release, Rostam says: “It wasn’t until I had almost finished this album and was trying to decide what I should call it that I took the time to look up the word ’half-light’.“That lyric, and a large part of that song “Half-Light,” had come to me in a stream of consciousness sitting in front of a piano years ago, captured in a voice memo on my phone.“I had never stopped to figure out what that word meant exactly. But when I read its definition, and found that it had a double meaning—that it referred to both dawn and dusk—I started to think of how those times of day are part of so many lyrics on this album.”View the album’s tracklisting and listen to ‘Bike Dream’ below. 01 Sumer 02 Bike Dream 03 Half-Light f. Kelly Zutrau 04 Thatch Snow 05 Wood 06 Never Going To Catch Me 07 Don’t Let It Get To You 08 I Will See You Again 09 Hold You f. Angel Deradoorian 10 When 11 Rudy 12 Warning Intruders 13 EOS 14 Gwan 15 Don’t Let It Get To You (Reprise)

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