One day I sat down with an acoustic guitar and was about to give up on a song: suddenly a new melody, a new feeling and new words came out of me, and I felt I could be honest with myself about what I wanted to say. Rostam released a new song called “Changephobia,” the title and final single from his upcoming album. The chorus came to mind while I was sitting at the piano in my living room at home; I had been thinking and writing down ideas for verses for weeks. Listen to the title track, featuring a baritone saxophone solo by Henry Solomon. The song “Changephobia” is partly about something we can all be guilty of: avoiding our own feelings. “Changephobia” is one of the last songs I wrote for this album. To see this piece, go to My Profile and then to View Saved Stories. Changephobia will be released June 4 on his label, Matsor Projects. 2021 Condé Nast. I consider this a reminder not to do so.

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