On The Download: Solange Goes Indie With 'Stillness Is The Move'

After dragging her sister Beyonce and brother-in-law Jay-Z to catch indie-folk buzz band Grizzly Bear play a show at Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Waterfront in August, it’s no surprise that Solange Knowles has a soft spot for some lesser-known acts.

In an MP3 that leaked last week, the R&B star showed off her under-the-radar taste with her new cover of a stand-out track by another group of Brooklyn rockers, Dirty Projectors.

In Solange’s hands, the band’s “Stillness Is The Move” is slowed down and set to a D’Angelo-style neo-soul groove, turning the song sexy and smooth. With her impressive pipes, Solange even improves on the song’s bridge, bringing a harmonized vamp to a show-stopping climax. It’s a song that works as straight R&B without sacrificing the heart of the original’s eccentric style – a track that turns a great song into a radio-ready hit-in-waiting.

In an era where a band like Grizzly Bear can chart alongside Lady Gaga, it’s exciting to hear the formerly closed-off worlds of mainstream pop and underground rock beginning to come together with such satisfying results – as long as Solange keeps leading the charge.

CLICK HERE to stream the track!

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.