There hasn't been this much speculation over a reclusive figure in the hip hop industry since the Weeknd wooed us all after a few magical tracks appeared on OVO in 2011. Everyone loves a mystery man, which is exactly why music fans and critics alike have been frantically trying to learn more about Boots, the man who produced 85% of Beyoncé's excellent self-titled album.
Unlike Abel Tesfaye or Burial, however, Boots isn't entirely trying to be reclusive; he simply came into the spotlight from nothing (working with Queen Bey will do that). When he released "A Day in the life of Jordan Asher" he told us all his name (it also coincided with a Vogue interview) and he continued to tease us with "Dreams," his collaborative effort with Beyoncé. "I didn’t court this ‘mystery’ idea," he said during the interview, "but I’ll go with it, I’ll run with it, because it allows me really interesting opportunities to release music and art in an unconventional way.”
Music and art which he is releasing via Roc Nation, I might add.
Both tracks appear on Boots' debut mixtape, WinterSpringSummerFall, which has now finally appeared online - stream it below. You can surely expect the buzz around this singer / songwriter / producer to continue to rise; in the meanwhile, download WinterSpringSummerFall, which also includes collaborations with Shlohmo, Jeremih and Kelela.