Diplo, Ed Droste, Rostam Rework Ty Dolla $ign for “Long Way Home”

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 12.11.14 in News

Ed Droste and Rostam Batmanglij know lush, gleaming production when they hear it. Droste, the original member of Grizzly Bear, and Batmanglij, the musical multi-threat from Vampire Weekend and Discovery, have jumped on Ty Dolla $ign‘s recent electro-R&B swooner “Stand For” and turned it into their own song titled “Long Way Home.” Diplo, who co-produced the original track with DJ Dahi (Tinashe’s “Bet,” Drake’s “Worst Behavior“), shared the new version, which adds sweetly mournful new vocals to the strobe-lit clitter-clatter. We don’t get to hear Droste or Batmanglij covering Ty Dolla $ign’s raw sexual boasts, but the alternative is best for all concerned. Make that lush, gleaming and melancholy.

Listen below.