Vampire Weekend founding member Rostam Batmanglij has left the band.
“My identity as a songwriter + producer, I realized, needs to stand on its own,” he wrote via Twitter on Tuesday. “Still connected to the [people] I work with, but through the songs we make together.”
In addition to Vampire Weekend’s music, Batmanglij has worked on tracks by Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen.
— Rostam Batmanglij (@matsoR) January 26, 2016