I would be lying if I didn’t say I was slightly nervous when thinking about how I would go about interviewing Hamilton Leithauser. His collaborative album with Rostam, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, was a highlight of 2016 for me. In addition, his recent single with Angel Olsen–“Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)”–hints at what will be an amazing album to come in 2018. On top of this all, his band The Walkmen provided the soundtrack for the end of the classic sit-com How I Met Your Mother. And that’s not even mentioning how the group blazed a trail for today’s Indie Rock bands. Despite my nerves, Hamilton made it really easy for me to talk about his history in The Hub, collaboration, musical influence and so much more.