Rostam "Gravity Don't Pull Me" (video)
Published Mar 11, 2016Earlier this year, Rostam Batmanglij left Vampire Weekend, and the musician and producer has wasted no time sharing a selection of one-man offerings under his simple solo pseudonym Rostam.
We've already heard "EOS" and "Wood," but now he's delivered another new track by the name of "Gravity Don't Pull Me."
It retains the airy melancholy of the previous singles, drifting out of the orbit of ordinary pop music towards something a little more intricate and interesting. Bubbling synths and crystalline croons come together in the new ode to broken hearts, and according to Rostam's Instagram, an accompanying video is expected out later this week.
For now, though, hear the audio for "Gravity Don't Pull Me" in the player below.
UPDATE (3/11, 10:00 a.m.): The video has arrived. It was co-directed by Rostam and Josh Goleman and features a choreographed sequence from Jack Grabow — a dancer that Rostam discovered thanks to an improvised dance to Vampire Weekend's "I Think You're a Contra" that he posted online — and his dancer colleague Sam Asa Pratt. Watch the clip below.