Artist of the Week: Solange

Credit: "Losing You" Video Still

Credit: "Losing You" Video Still

Solange has had an incredible year. The 26-year-old singer has been in the music industry since she was a teen, but recently came out with a new sound that skyrocketed her music to heights she’s never reached before. Her True EP was released in late in 2012 and it became an instant hit. Collaborating with Dev Hynes, (AKA Blood Orange) gave her dance edge inspired by 80’s new wave that brought out the nuances and rawness in her voice. Such a lighthearted sound articulates the honesty and humility of her forthcoming lyrics. There’s a futuristic tone running through the EP, but it’s anchored in harmonic melodies that bring Motown girl groups like The Supremes to mind.

A fashion icon, in addition to her musical success, Solange is known for sporting colorful and unique outfits from favorite designers like Kenzo and Suno NY. The aesthetic of the music video for “Losing You”  drew inspiration from African Sapeurs and was actually filmed in Capetown during a trip Solange took with friends. She has been involved with the fashion line House of Deréon with her older sister, Beyoncé, since its inception. But make no mistake—Solange has forged her own path to the worlds of fashion and music, staying true to her singular vision.

Fans can look forward to a brand new studio album in the works with contributions from longtime friend and collaborator, Pharrell. Until the album drops, you can catch Solange on tour and watch the video for “Losing You” here.