"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.

Rostam's "These Kids We Knew" track is out now.