From the moment it was heard in its live pre-Bitte Orca form, folks were comparing “Stillness Is The Move,” aka the no. 1 song in Brooklyn, to Mariah Carey. (And, as a helpful full-disclosure, in the press release I wrote for the record I said the song’s “ready for popular hip-hop radio, making the same gesture as recent work by Lil Wayne and Kanye West, albeit from the opposite side of culture.”) So, no, it’s not surprising Solange Knowles — supposedly responsible for getting Jay-Z and her sister out to see Grizzly Bear — went and did a laid-back smooth cover of it. Talking to Dave Longstreth early on about the track he said he’d love to see the song eventually make its way onto Hot 97: The original could easily crossover, yeah, but as far as removing genre limitations go, that dream feels that much more attainable in Solange’s hands.
Solange – “Stillness Is The Move (Dirty Projectors Cover)” (MP3)
At this point there’s no official release planned for Solange’s “Stillness.”