Featuring Hamilton Leithauser from The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, this collaborative song is the first installment of the duo’s project. Batmanglij co-wrote and produced several tracks on Leithauser’s first solo effort, Black Hours. No stranger to star-studded collaborations, Leithauser had accumulated a mixed (and very talented) bag of bandmates for the 2014 record, including Fleet Foxes’ Morgan Henderson and the Shins’ Richard Swift.
“A 1000 Times” echoes both artists’ unique styles and similar, storytelling mission. Batmanglij told Pitchfork that a full album from the duo is currently in the works, and “that it might be one of the best records I make in my whole life.” In anticipation for this sure-fire standout album, listen to Lt. Dan’s pick of the week “A 1000 Times,” and let us know what you think.