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Of Montreal To Work With Solange Knowles On New LP
Ben Hewitt , January 6th, 2010 08:40

Record set for summer/autumn release

Of Montreal have revealed that they will work with Solange Knowles on their forthcoming new album.

After previously expressing an interest in working with Beyonce, the American band will know work with her younger sister instead.

The album - which will either be called False Priest or The Controller Sphere and will be released in the summer or autumn this year - will also feature R n' B star Janelle Monae and will have Kanye West collaborator Jon Brion on production duties.

Lead singer Kevin Barnes told Stereogum that the new record would explore different territory to 2008's Skeletal Lamping, revealing: "We're going to try to do something closer to the kind of bands that Curtis Mayfield or Stevie Wonder had in the '70s."

He also commented on a possible collaboration with Beyonce in the future. "Maybe it will happen. I'd love to do it, it would be a fun experience", he said. "It's just something she dropped and hasn't really developed.

"I wonder about it, too, because I don't know how good I am at writing songs for other people. When I heard that she said that, I thought, 'Oh, I should try to get something going.' I started writing this song, and then next thing I know, it's so weird that she would never in a million years listen to it, let alone record it! It's a challenge for me."

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