Hamilton Leithauser strikes up a 'lucky' collaboration with Rostam
"I don't have that many friends that I'd want to work with, and I don't have that many people I've worked with that I'd want to be friends with."
So how did former Walkmen singer Hamilton Leithauser end up forging a friendship and collaboration with Vampire Weeknd's Rostam?
"It seems like a miracle to me," he explains. "I can't imagine that ever happening again."
This "lucky" collaboration gave us 2016's I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, an album that mines the past sounds, more rooted in folk and acoustic guitars, without Leithauser feeling like they were just replicating something. He advises: "You take one or two things, or the the things that you think are really going to add to your own song."
— Produced by Mitch Pollock