Release Date: 23 September 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam I Had A Dream You Were Mine Limited Vinyl LP
I Had A Dream That You Were Mine is an album of songs Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam wrote and recorded together between July 2014 and February 2016. In the spirit of collaborative albums, not unlike those of David Byrne and Brian Eno, each musicianís individuality remains in tact, while in fact, on this record, both Hamiltonís identity as a singer and Rostamís as a producer seem to reach new heights.
ďThis was a record Iíd been wanting to make for at least a decadeĒ Rostam says, ďAs a fan of Hamiltonís voice in the Walkmen Iíd been wanting to capture it in ways it hadnít been captured beforeóto make songs with him that placed the crooner right beside the howler, the screamer beside the whispereróto try to leave no stone unturned in terms of how we should approach the delivery of a song. And also to try to push his voice outside of any musical context it had lived in before.Ē Says Leithauser, ďRostamís one-man-band process is so fundamentally different from the way Iíve always written songs, and itís very impressive. We had no idea what kind of music we were going to makeówe actually didn't know we were working on an album at firstóbut unexpected things kept falling into place. We were writing and recording everything simultaneouslyóit was flat-out inspiring just to be there.Ē
Many of these songs seem to take place in a memory of New Yorkís past, or wading through the waist high waters in a half-submerged New York of the future. Yet what unites them is that they tell storiesóI Had A Dream That You Were Mine is an album, a collection of songs yes, but also a collection of narratives.
1. A 1000 Times
2. Sick as a Dog
3. Rough Going (I Donít Let Up)
4. In a Black Out
5. Peaceful Morning
6. When The Truth Is
7. You Ainít That Young Kid
8. The Brideís Dad
9. The Morning Stars