Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij Returns With “EOS”

An old voice memo comes to life.

January 14, 2016

One of the highlights of Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION album—which recently finished at No. 3 in the Pazz & Jop Year End's Critics Poll—was "Warm Blood," which was co-written and produced by Rostam Batmanglij. Batmanglij unveiled a new solo effort today in the form of "EOS." In a statement, he described how the song came together.


"I had this one idea from a while back stored as a voice memo on my phone," he wrote. "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."

Listen above.

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij Returns With “EOS”