Standing in the shadow of Beyoncé is no easy task, but it only adds to the enigma of Boots, the ­mysterious writer behind much of her eponymous 2013 album. Since then, the singer-songwriter (born Jordy Asher) gradually peeled back the layers of his secret ­identity with the R&B-inflected ­dreamscape Winter Spring Summer Fall, a mixtape that approximated the creative versatility of his work with the global superstar.

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