“When the Truth Is…” – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

Former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij has paired up with The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser to make one of the best albums of 2016, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine. While the most popular song on this album might be “1000 Times,” which sounds like a Vampire Weekend song if they hired Bruce Springsteen to take Rostam’s place in the band, “When the Truth Is…” is an essential track. A bluesy-soul ballad which has a hint of “I Only Have Eyes For You” by The Flamingos, “When the Truth Is…” is definitely a departure for Rostam, who seems to be adapting more to Leithauser’s style.