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Beyoncé Collaborator Diana Gordon Performs at Electric Lady for W Magazine’s First Cultural Conversations Series

Written by Emilia Petrarca
Photographed by Katie Thompson

In the past, Diana Gordon has collaborated with some of the most iconic women in music, from writing songs for Mary J. Blige when she was just 18-years-old, to most recently contributing three songs on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” At Electric Lady Studios in New York for W’s first Cultural Conversations Series, held in partnership with G-Star RAW, Gordon performed two of her own singles, as well as Beyoncé s “Daddy Lessons.” Get an insider’s look, here.

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The legendary Electric Lady Studios.

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Inside Electric Lady Studios.

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Behind the scenes at Electric Lady Studios.

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Setting the scene.

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During soundcheck, Diana Gordon wears a G-Star RAW Utility Zip Boilersuit, $260, gstar.com.

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Gordon with her band during the performance.

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Gordon performs at Electric Lady wearing G-Star RAW Lynn High Waist Flarestream Jeans, $190, gstar.com.

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A view from the crowd.

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A stripped down, acoustic performance.

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Turning up the volume.