October 2, 2012

Losing you's for good.

 
I've been a fan of Solange Knowles since her last LP, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, where it became apparent she is not a "middle of the road" type. If you don't know her gorgeous track with Bilal, Cosmic Journey, listen now. And then it went quiet. Aside from being generally fabulous in good clothes, she's been working on new music for several years now. Would it live up to the promise?

Yes.

Losing You, recorded with Blood Orange, doesn't need to scream its brilliance. Solange never overdoes it. This song is smooth and edgy and actually quite sweet. The video, shot in Cape Town, reminds me of what Janet Jackson did so well in her most subversive pop masterpiece, Got 'Til It's Gone.

Losing You is on iTunes US now.

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