Listen to Another Outstanding Song from Highly-Anticipated “I Had A Dream That You Were Mine” Album from Hamilton Leithauser + Rotsam

Aug 5th, 2016 in Music


Two weeks ago Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) and Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend) gave the world a taste of their impending collaborative album I Had A Dream That You Were Mine when they released their superb song A 1000 Times.  Today Hamilton Leithauser + Rotsam have released another new song entitled In A Black Out.  It’s another stunner that only increases our already-heightened anticipation for the new album. Leithauser’s vocals are once again completely-captivating, this time in a more soaring-and-soothing motif. With the classical guitar and choral singers, the music reminds heavily of early Leonard Cohen (circa his seminal 1967 Songs album–listen to Teachers and The Stranger Song at very bottom).  [Ed.: After writing of the Cohen influence, we discovered Leithauser has said this about the song:  “I’ve listened to Leonard Cohen since I was a teenager. I’ve tried so many times over the years to do that kind of thing actually, and “In a Black Out”—that’s a song that I wrote mostly for The Walkmen record Heaven, but I could never get the part sounding good where I was playing. It sort of didn’t make much sense in Walkmen anyhow.” So there!]

Check this beauty out below and afterwards check out the album’s tracklist, followed by the song’s lyrics.


01 “A 1000 Times”
02 “Sick As A Dog”
03 “Rough Going (I Don’t Let Up)”
04 “In A Black Out”
05 “Peaceful Morning”
06 “When The Truth Is…”
07 “You Ain’t That Young Kid”
08 “The Bride’s Dad”
09 “The Morning Stars”
10 “1959” (Feat. Angel Deradoorian)

In A Black Out:

“I live in a nameless town
No need to wander around
I live in a nameless town
Black out

Many friends have said goodbye
paraded out in one proud lie
I say they’ve all just lost their minds

Midnight where we used to dance
Underneath the ugly halogen lamps
How it all went away so fast
Black out

Went away for the year
When the time comes
On and on the years
From here to the end
Of the Earth
Washing, no way

I will live with myself
When you come home I’d lift you up
And there’s only the troubles
Black out

Now you’re sleeping in the back
of the speeding yellow cat
Raucous goodbye to all of that”

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