Solange sees Cranes in the sky
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Solange is back y’all. She has a brand new album and a couple of music videos for the new songs. Check out our review of 'Cranes in the sky'.
My favorite Knowles sister, Solange made a comeback to the music scene this week. Pulling out (more or less) Beyonce move, she dropped out a full length album out of the blue. 'A seat at the table' ironically is way better than everything out there at the moment, and probably that is the solely reason it will not be commercially successful. The album brings a mix of indie pop, R&B, funk, a dash of soul and most of all unique vibe.
The 21 track album, was released with two music videos. The visuals for 'Cranes in the sky' and 'Don't touch my hair' premiered earlier this week. Both of them directed by Alan Ferguson and Solange herself, they look like a true conceptual art, with beautiful (photo shoot look-a-like) shots and sets.
'Cranes in the sky' is actually a song that is 8 years old. Written by Raphael Saadiq and Solange, the song is a mix of trip hop, R&B and pop. Lyrically it is a post-break up song, focusing on the difficulty to let go and move forward.
I tried to run it away
Thought then my head be feeling clearer
I traveled 70 states
Thought moving around make me feel better
I tried to let go my lover
Thought if I was alone then maybe I could recover
To write it away or cry it away (don't you cry it baby)..."
While the album was critically acclaimed, we will have to wait a bit longer to see its commercial success. Hitting the store shelves mid-November, might be just enough time for Solange to promote it, and show the world which Knowles sister should 'Run the world'.
In the mean time you can enjoy the music videos and sound off in the comments.