Monday, October 3, 2016
SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "CRANES IN THE SKY" /// "DON'T TOUCH MY HAIR" [feat. Sampha] - Solange
Solange Piaget Knowles surprised us all last week with the arrival of "A Seat at the Table" - her most anticipated 3rd studio album and a follow up to her glorious 2012 "True" EP which included one of the greatest POP singles of the decade so far - "Losing You"... "A Seat at the Table" is an impressive concept album, possibly her most ambitious and accomplished body of work to date, and a very current lyrical and music statement, reminiscent of Lauryn Hill's cult "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill". Solange described the new album as "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing".
Now the American alt-R&B singer songwriter continues to inspire with not one but two brand new videos promoting the record: "Cranes In The Sky" - a Raphael Saadiq penned neo soul odyssey and the sublime "Don't Touch My Hair" featuring Sampha, a track which was co-produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio). Both videos were co-directed by Solange herself and her artistic and real life partner Alan Ferguson. Miss Knowles is serving the ultimate visual and sonic feast for us this week.