Catching Up With Solange Via the “Saint Heron” EP


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True story. A few months back I was checking for new concerts and saw that Solange was going to be in the area. A day before the show, I drove all the way to the venue only to find out the show was sold out. Downer. Fear not friends, there was a silver lining to this tragic tale; it got me back into her 2012 EP True. I had listened to it a little bit here and there but never really gave it a big listen. Foolish of me because I came to realize it's excellent.



It must be frustrating to be Beyonce's sister, but honestly, I don't even think of them as musical sisters because Solange's music is so different. Where Beyonce is more of a pop star, Solange's style is more R&B rooted (with a splash of new wave) and definitely has some vintage, funk undertones. I think my favorite song off the EP is Lovers In The Parking Lot. It is creative, glossy and has a strong throwback vibe. The visuals are dope too; she always has cool videos and they feature one of hip-hop's most respected southern emcees.



It has been a minute since we have heard from her, but that doesn't mean she is going unappreciated. Solange has recently joined forces with some of the new generation of R&B stars including Cassie, Sampha and Jhene Aiko, for a compilation EP entitled, Saint Heron. What makes this so special is that all of these artists are looking to redefine the way in which we define R&B. They all have something unique and different about them and by joining forces they will prove that their version of R&B is more than just pianos and break up songs. Excited for the album? Me too! You can preview a few of the cuts via Pepsi Pulse and be sure to keep Solange on your radar for 2014.

CLICK HERE TO STREAM the "Saint Heron" EP

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Written by Lucas G. on 12/11/13


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