“In the spirit of collaborations, not unlike those of David Byrne and Brian Eno, each musician’s individuality remains in tact, while in fact, both Hamilton’s identity as a singer and Rostam’s as a producer seem to reach new heights”.
“A 1000 Times” started with a beat I made while Hamilton and I were working out of my studio in LA. We picked it back up in New York and finished writing it in Washington, DC. I wanted us to do a song where the snares would crack as hard as Hamilton’s voice. To me, the song became about that interaction between the vocals and the drums. – Rostam
“On that first trip we got so much more done than the 1-2 tracks we’d talked about…we had big parts of maybe 5-6 songs. We knew we liked it all, but we hadn’t discussed the amount we wanted to make together. It was kind of a funny moment…like a ‘how far are we taking this relationship?’ kind of thing. I don’t think we made a decision until a few months later, when our next session went well again. At that point it was definitely going to be a lot more than a few tracks on my next solo record.” – Hamilton Leithauser