Rostam Rises With The Quiet Conversations Of 'Changephobia' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN In this episode of World Cafe, Rostam discusses his new record Changephobia, which was inspired by a quiet conversation the artist had with a stranger on a park bench.

Rostam Rises With The Quiet Conversations Of 'Changephobia'

Rostam On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "4Runner"
  • "Changephobia"
  • "These Kids We Knew"
  • "To Communicate"

Inspired by a quiet conversation the artist had with a stranger on a park bench, Rostam emerges with a new record, Changephobia. Aside from being a former member of Vampire Weekend, he is also known for composing and producing for artists like HAIM, Santigold and Clairo.

In this episode, we talk to Rostam about the fear of change — scientifically, it's known as metathesiophobia — and how he created an album that explores jazz sounds while retaining his pop sensibilities.

Listen to the complete session via the audio player and watch the performance via the video player above.

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