January 10, 2013

Solange 'TRUE' EP + Performances

'TRUE' EP Artwork Photo Courtesy of SolangeMusic.
Currently I'm obsessed with Solange Knowles latest piece of work which is her EP TRUE which she released November of 2012. The EP's leading single "Losing You" had a music video which I blogged highly about, if you'd like to read the feature of "Losing YouClick Here. TRUE, is a seven song EP surround love and its ups and downs and was written and produced by Solange herself and collaborator Dev Hynes. This would be Solange's 3rd musical project and hopefully releasing a 3rd album in the coming year. 

The sound for TRUE would be described as late 80s early 90s. I love how Solange always finds a way to reinvent herself instead of sticking to the same material. Solange's last album Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams was inspired by the 60s sounds and image; clearly TRUE was birthed by Solange's latest infatuation with melodic soothing vibes of the 80s and 90s. This is a true breather to take if you want to get away from the music that's currently rotating on radio air waves surrounding auto-tune and electro-pop. You'd be one helluva fool to say Solange isn't a brilliant songwriter, every song on TRUE was written based on events in Solange's life. 

'TRUE' B-Side EP Artwork Photo Courtesy of SolangeMusic
My favorite cuts on the EP are "Losing You", "Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work", "Lovers In The Parking Lot" and "Don't Let Me Down"; basically that's most of the EP. Solange is her own artist and i've always loved and admired her work, because Solange totally takes total control on the image and sound of her work as well as being hands on in everything, she's not just a signed artist doing what a label tells her to do. 

In promotion of TRUE, Solange is now on tour performing the EP in small venues for big crowds. A recent stop in New York City this past December (2012) seemed to be a fan favorite because video footage of some of the performances circled the internet like crazy. I'd love to share them with you, so you too can see how ICONIC Solange has become in style and performing. 

If You've Liked What You Saw & Heard, I Highly Suggest You Purchase TRUE On iTunes NOW!

A Big THANK YOU To Those Who Uploaded Performance Video Footage!!!