Rostam has returned with his first single of 2021, "These Kids We Knew".
"These Kids We Knew" follows last year's cover of The Strokes' "Under Control" and his 2020 solo single"Unfold You", and is accompanied by a self-directed video with motion graphics and animation by Jon Race.
Rostam says of the new single, "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."
He adds, "The song was written in a fever-dream state during the second week of March last year while I was recovering from Covid-19."
The musician is yet to follow up his 2017 solo album Half-Light.