Beyoncé Looking to Make an Indie Rock Record with Of Montreal?
Published Dec 01, 2009Hopefully, you have a broad musical palate, because there's a good chance that the next few years will see your favourite indie rock bands co-opted into the mainstream hip-hop scene. First, Mick Boogie dropped a Peter, Bjorn and John remix LP and GZA started roping in collaborators like Devendra Banhart. Then, Jay-Z paid respect to Grizzly Bear, saying he hoped their scene would influence hip-hop, and now Mrs. Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles, is professing her love for Of Montreal.
TwentyFourBit points to an interview with the Guardian, where Beyoncé suggested that she'd love to cross paths with the flamboyant indie rockers.
"There's so many people I'd like to work with still, but I'd like to maybe go outside of the box," Beyoncé said. "My sister [Solange] has put me on to bands like Of Montreal and some other different types of artists. I would love to do something like that on my next album."
Maybe indie rock will be the new AutoTune for 2010. We can just see it now: Lil Wayne with Yeasayer; T-Pain with Beach House; T.I. with Bon Iver. The possibilities are endless!
UPDATE: Of Montreal front-man Kevin Barnes has replied to Beyoncé, telling Paste, "I fell in love with Beyoncé's 'Crazy in Love' and since then, I've always kept an ear out for what she releases. "There is a reason why she's the most popular and beloved female vocalist of our time. I would be fully psyched to work with her. Your move, Beyoncé."