Solange‘s ‘True‘ EP is one my favorite releases in recent months, and one of the standout tracks is ‘Bad Girls.’ Recently while in London, Solange and her pal and producer Dev Hynes gave an excellent stripped back performance of the track in the back of a black cab for the Black Cab Sessions. I would like to have split that cab with them, wouldn’t you?
Last night, Solange appeared on Jimmy Fallon to perform her new latest single ‘Losing You’ taken from the impeccable ‘True’ EP. She had her good pal and album collaborator Dev Hynes in tow to back her up. It was a brilliant performance of the track and they looked to be having the time of their lives – loved the dancing!
Blood Orange aka. Dev Hynes has done absolute wonders for Solange, whom if you didn’t already know, is the big Beyonce‘s ‘lil sister. Always an ear for the ‘underground’ Knowles wowed fans with her sophomore album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. Remember how great ‘I Decided’ was? I always thought that one would have been epic as the backing to an Old Navy holiday commercial with Carrie Donovan. But I digress.
Solange’s latest effort True was released today on iTunes, Spotify and the like. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and surely lives up to it’s wondrous first single ‘Losing You‘ which received one of my favorite remixes to come out this year via Cyril Hahn.
Listen to another cut from True - ‘Lovers In The Parking Lot’ also produced by Hynes below.
Are you loving the new material from Solange? What tracks are your favorites?
Vancouver’s Cyril Hahn provides a stunning remix of Solange‘s ‘Losing You’, one of my favorite tracks to be released in recent weeks. It’s an excellent deep house offering with some heavily tweaked vocals, and it really hits all the spots! You need this in your collection, grab it below!
Solange has returned to music with a bang with the ridiculously stylish video for her new single “Losing You”. The track was produced by Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange, and his stamp is all over it. It’s a brilliant mid-tempo number with smooth vocals and a groovy mixed up RnB electro beat.
She recently sat down with The Fader to discuss making the video, including why she chose to shoot in Cape Town and showcase a group of well dressed Sapeurs…
Over the last few years, I’ve just become really interested in black art and African art and I’ve actually started to collect. I’ve read a bunch of different series of books on African art, and I would constantly see this Gentlemen of Bacongo book. In 2009, FADER had a feature about the Sapeurs. I remember reading about them and thinking it was the most interesting and complex and unique thing that I had seen in a long time. It left an impact but there was nothing that I could do with it. I was totally inspired but that was it.
I loved her last album “Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams“ which was released back in 2008, and I’m really excited to hear the rest of the material from her third studio album due next year. If this song’s an indication it’s gonna be a real treat!
“Losing You” is available now on iTunes
Visiting MomaPS1 was recently featured in Time Out as one of the ‘must do’ things over the Summer in NYC. Quite frankly I could not agree more! On Saturday 8/20, the Hard Candy team headed over the bridge to Queens to enjoy some music and soak up the atmosphere at Warm Up, the weekly summer concert series at MomaPS1.
First up was Grimes who I managed to catch a few months back opening for Lykke Li (check out the review). I’m just fascinated by this oddly mystical chick. Her set was nothing short of incredible, she was a one man operation up there singing and fiddling the decks at the same time. Pretty impressive stuff!
Another highlight was Blood Orange aka Devonte Hynes. We started his set rocking hard with his guitar and ended it was a rather spectacular jump into the crowd while still playing the guitar! He was eventually joined on stage by Solange. They blew the crowd away with a track that I wasn’t familiar with but greatly enjoyed.
Her performance with Blood Orange was unfortunately her only song of the night but she took the decks for a half hour set that included many classic like All Night Long which Matt just posted about, TLC’s Creep which you can never go wrong with, an Amerie tune from a few years back and Mariah‘s Fantasy remix featuring OBD. Could it get any better than that?
There are still a couple of shows left at PS1 before Summer is over (ugh I know!) and you should definitely check them out if you’re in the mood for enjoy some tunes in the sun! Check the full schedule here.
Solange‘s six year old son designed the t-shirt she is modeling above to raise funds for the Japan Tsunami relief. All funds raised will benefit Peace Winds. For more information or to purchase a t-shirt check out the website.
It’s been a few years since she has released new music and I’ve been excited to hear new stuff from her. Last year this track Electric Blue first surfaced. I missed it then, but I caught the recent leak of this version and I’m loving it! It remains to be seen if this will be included on her forthcoming album. - Camille