Rostam has unveiled the latest cut from his Changephobia album, "From The Back Of A Cab", which is teamed with a video featuring Haim, Charli XCX and more.
"From The Back Of A Cab" follows earlier outings "Changephobia", "4Runner", "These Kids We Knew" and "Unfold You", and Rostam describes it as "probably my favourite 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."
The new single is accompannied by a video directed by Jason Lester and Rostam, and features special appearances from Haim, Charli XCX, Remi Wolf, Wallows, Ariel Rechtshaid and more.
Changephobia will follow Rostam's 2017 debut solo album Half-Light, and was written and produced by Rostam over the past three years, which also saw him produce Clairo’s Immunity album and Haim’s Grammy nominated album Women in Music Pt. III.
Rostam says of the album: "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 realised that I had never heard that sentiment expressed before."
He adds, "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 recognise these fears in ourselves and rise above them."