Hamilton Leithauser – “I Retired” (Feat. Rostam Batmanglij) Lyric Video

By Tom Breihan / May 20, 2014 - 10:28 am

Hamilton Leithauser, the once and perhaps future Walkmen frontman, is a couple of weeks away from releasing Black Hours, his elegantly beaten-down solo debut. Leithauser worked with a host of new collaborators on the LP, including Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, who produced the lead single “Alexandra.” Batmanglij also produced the album track “I Retired,” a loping tune that shows trace elements of old-school country and doo-wop. Leithauser sang and played acoustic guitar on the song, while Batmanglij contributed piano, bass, harpsichord, and backing vocals. Leithauser stars in a new lyric video for the song, spending most of it on the ground after getting knocked on his ass. Watch it below.

Black Hours is out 6/3 on Ribbon Music.