Solange poses it up with her True EP producer Devonté Hynes of Blood Orange (left) and one of her faves, Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear. Dev gets dapper in a Gucci suit, Ralph Lauren bowtie and shirt and Dior Homme shoes. And Ed rocks a Prada tux with Vans sneakers.
Not since the days of new wave has New York’s music scene been as close-knit and sonically diverse as it is right now. Solange Knowles’s homespun variation on her famous sister’s R&B has little to do with Grizzly Bear’s considered indie music—or so you think, until you hear Solange’s cover of “Stillness Is the Move” by art-house rockers Dirty Projectors. Connections appear. Differences blur. And the scene keeps expanding: Solange met Devonté Hynes through rapper Theophilus London and asked Dev to produce her next album on the spot. Chris Taylor’s Terrible Records released the single. Unfortunately, there’s no CBGB or Studio 54 where fans can reliably gawk at this scene in action—it’s a moving target. But that’s where Twitter and Instagram come in. You can follow these guys and all their tours, dinner parties, holiday getaways, drunken karaoke sessions, and Fashion Week gallivanting, but one warning: Severe lifestyle envy may apply.