Rostam has shared his new single 'These Kids We Knew' in full.
The songwriter recently returned with 'Unfold You', which exemplified the rich vein of emotion in his work.
New single 'These Kids We Knew' broadens this, sonically recalling aspects of Paul Simon, say, in its yearning classicism.
A song that pulls at the heartstrings, it's about putting faith in the future, and learning to respect those younger than you.
“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.”
“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 beautiful new video features a packed of wolves racing across ice flats, interspersed with visions of pollution from a factory.
Tune in now.
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