Walter Martin – “Amsterdam”

Last month, the Walkmen’s Walter Martin announced his first solo album since the band’s breakup (that wasn’t made up of children’s songs) with “Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous,” and today he’s shared another new one called “Amsterdam.” It’s a charming little song that would play well for children too, all about the charms of the Dutch city.

He also provided some insight into the overarching themes of the new album, Arts & Leisure, in a new interview with The New York Times — it takes its cues from art history: “I just thought it’d be nice to be able to write about something that I really care about and really love, but from a very, very unscholarly perspective,” he said. Appropriately, there’s a few winkingly clever art history jokes sprinkled throughout “Amsterdam.” Listen below.

Arts & Leisure is out 1/29 via Ile Flottante.