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October 9, 2015

Boots gained sudden worldwide attention when his name appeared as songwriter and producer for much of Beyoncé’s 2013 album, “Beyoncé,” and it became clear that he had shaped the starkly intimate sound of songs like “Haunted,” “Heaven” and “Blue.” Now he is about to decisively end his low profile. “I’m grabbing onto 2015 by the horns,” he said.

Boots is a self-taught, all-around 21st-century musician: singer, rapper, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer, beat programmer, video director, graphic designer. He came up with his logo, a horizontal stripe with two verticals, which can look like connected crosses or, people have told him, like “a bridge, train tracks, motorcycle handlebars,” he said. “I’m not going to reveal rightly yet what it is. But if it’s got you wondering, I’m on the right path.”