By Ezra Marcus
A few weeks ago Ty Dolla $ign released the anthemic “Stand For,” teasing his upcoming debut album Free TC.
The beat’s fluttering vocal samples, delicate percussion and pulsing synths are left untouched, but Ty’s vocals have been stripped. In their place, indie heartthrobs Batmanglij and Droste harmonize about love lost and found. Their remix changes the song’s tone from Ty Dolla’s urgent, upbeat R&B to melancholy indie pop.
“Ooh, you’ve got a long way home,” they croon on the chorus.
Diplo took to his Soundcloud to write, ”its about time that indie rock acts started to co-opt rap beats!” He quickly took the message down.