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Rostam announces debut album 'Half-Light' + releases new song 'Bike Dream'.

Rostam announces debut album 'Half-Light' + releases new song 'Bike Dream'.

Rostam has just announced that his debut album ‘Half-Light’ will be released into the world on September 8th, via Nonesuch Records - and will include several features, including Wet’s Kelly Zutrau, and Angel Deradoorian.

Along with the announcement of the album, he has released a new song in the form of ‘Bike Dream’.

About his album title, he says: “It wasn't until I had almost finished this album and was trying to decide what I should call it that I took the time to look up the word ’half-light’. I had never stopped to figure out what that word meant exactly. But when I read its definition, and found that it had a double meaning—that it referred to both dawn and dusk—I started to think of how those times of day are part of so many lyrics on this album. I was also struck by the fact that it was a word with a double meaning. That felt important to this record. It made me think back to a friend in Japan who told me that the word ’double’ was becoming more and more popular than ’half’ for people to describe their split ethnicities. Any person growing up in America with immigrant parents experiences this dichotomy, of feeling both double and half. It's something a lot of us who identify as queer experienced growing up as well, slipping between straight and gay worlds, code-switching. I say experienced in the past tense because I don't know that that's the experience today's kids will have. Things are changing.”

The album’s track-listing is as follows:

01. Sumer
02. Bike Dream
03. Half-Light ft Kelly Zutrau
04. Thatch Snow
05. Wood
06. Never Going To Catch Me
07. Don’t Let It Get To You
08. I Will See You Again
09. Hold You ft. Angel Deradoorian
10. When
11. Rudy
12. Warning Intruders
13. EOS
14. Gwan
15. Don’t Let It Get To You (Reprise)

Listen to ‘Bike Dream’ below…

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