Grizzly Bear & Vampire Weekend Remix Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Stand For’

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Ty Dolla Sign (Photo: Musashi Ono)

Ty Dolla Sign (Photo: Musashi Ono)

By Ezra Marcus

A few weeks ago Ty Dolla $ign released the anthemic “Stand For,” teasing his upcoming debut album Free TC.

The song was produced by DJ Dahi and Diplo, the latter of whom has now teamed up with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend for a remix.

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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.


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