Singer + producer Rostam has shared a new single titled ‘EOS’ via XL Recordings / Remote Control Records. The song sees Rostam releasing his starkest and perhaps most arresting music to date— the merging of western classical and Middle-eastern music that has always been an aspect of Rostam’s work is still intact—however it’s never been placed in such a minimalist environment.
“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,” explains Rostam on recording the new single, “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.”