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Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij unveils new track/video "EOS"

18 January 2016, 15:24 | Written by Laurence Day

Producer/multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij (also of Vampire Weekend) has shared a new solo track called "EOS".

The song is out now on XL, and will be released in February on vinyl. It's part of "a collection of songs" that Batmanglij will release this year.

Speaking about "EOS", Batmanglij says:

“I invited engineer Shane Stoneback to live with me for five day stretches to work on recordings. On the last day of his first trip I was fatigued from all the songs we'd worked on and wanted to start recording something new. I had this one idea from a while back stored as a voice memo on my phone. It was the chorus of 'EOS' and it had come out of me all at once: melody, lyrics and chords. It's rare that that happens for me - I'm always collecting ideas on my phone but usually it's individual building blocks of a song, this was the essential elements all coming out together. The rest of the song started to take shape because what I recorded kept reminding of a very specific place and time in my life. I wanted to capture that feeling, and finishing the song became about chasing it down.”

The accompanying visuals are directed by Batmanglij, and feature animations by Jon Race.

Watch the "EOS" video below.

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