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Rostam Batmanglij and Hamilton Leithauser team up for "A 1000 Times"

22 July 2016, 10:50 | Written by Laurence Day

The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser and former Vampire Weekend-er Rostam Batmanglij have joined together for their first collaborative single "A 1000 Times".

“'A 1000 Times' started with a beat I made while Hamilton and I were working out of my studio in LA," says Batmanglij. "We picked it back up in New York and finished writing it in Washington, DC. I wanted us to do a song where the snares would crack as hard as Hamilton’s voice. To me, the song became about that interaction between the vocals and the drums."

"On that first trip we got so much more done than the 1-2 tracks we’d talked about…" Leithauser adds. "We had big parts of maybe 5-6 songs that actually ended up making it onto the record. We knew we liked it all, but we hadn’t discussed the amount we wanted to make together. It was kind of a funny moment… like a ‘how far are we taking this relationship?’ kind of thing. I don’t think we made a decision until a few months later, when our next session went well again. At that point it was definitely going to be a lot more than a few tracks on my next solo record."

The single's out now via Glassnote - more info on the pair's collaboration is coming soon, apparently.

Listen to "A 1000 Times" below.

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