Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Rostam Batmanglij was born to Iranian refugee parents in Washington, DC in 1983.
He attended Columbia University, where he quickly developed as a producer, songwriter, and recording artist. After producing three gold records with Vampire Weekend, Rostam began contributing to the songwriting and production of some of the most important artists of the decade such as Frank Ocean and Solange, including his own critically acclaimed collaborations on I Had A Dream That You Were Mine by Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam, and the indie rock electronic project Discovery with Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot. He's most recently worked on new releases with Lykke Li and Maggie Rogers.
Rostam's new single "In a River” is his first new release since Half-Light, his debut album from September 2017 on Nonesuch, which NPR called “one of the year's most arresting albums” and the Daily Beast called "a sublime collection of Baroque Pop".