Solange Knowles and Dev Hynes celebrated the release of Solange’s new EP “True” during a listening Party at Sonos Studio on November 27!
Songstress and fashionista Solange Knowles and writer, producer, artist and author Devonté “Dev” Hynes AKA Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion celebrated listening at Sonos Studio with a party for the new EP “True.”
Also currently at Sonos Studio is The xx exhibition ‘Missing,’ which is an art installation featuring 50 robotic SONOS PLAY:3 speakers which follow the movement of visitors. At the listening party, from ‘80s R&B to African percussions, Knowles danced to her own music she played for the crowd and delved into her explorations and shared with friends and fans what inspired the eclectic sounds of “True.”
Hynes, who produced and co-wrote her seven song EP, took over Sonos Studio to play Knowles’ new EP to a crowd which included former Destiny’s Child vocalist Kelly Rowland, The Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Taccone, Joanna Newsom, Cerebal Ballzy frontman Honor Titus and Rilo Kiley’s Jason Boesel.
After the listening session, Knowles and Hynes took part in a Q&A session in which they discussed how the unlikely collaboration came about. They explained that they met through mutual friend Theophilus London, and when she was in Venice Beach with her son, Daniel, Hynes called and said there is a song that she has to be a part of. “Don’t Let Me Down” was the starting point for the whole collaboration with Hynes. She mentioned initially she had this idea of renting a house in Santa Barbara and inviting all of these producers down to make an album, but she then chose to do it with Hynes alone. They went on to rent a small house in Beechwood Canyon. Explaining the songwriting process, Hynes added, “If I have a slight bit of hesitation with regards to showing it to family and friends, I get rid of it.” The EP was released on November 27 on Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor‘s indie label Terrible Records.
Knowles admitted that Hynes, “has become such an amazing friend to me,” and that ‘True’ will not be the only collaborative project they work on together. Knowles is set to release her third studio album next year.
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