The younger, edgier Knowles sister, Solange, has a new single out today which was co-written and produced by the chameleonic Dev Hynes (aka Test Icicles, Lightspeed Champion and most recently Blood Orange). There are touches of Hynes’ funky, 80’s inspired Blood Orange project all over the production here, whilst the fun video (directed by Melina Matsoukas) documents Solange and her friends enjoying themselves with some extremely sharply dressed locals on a trip to Cape Town.
“Losing You” backed by “Sleep In The Park” (featuring Of Montreal‘s Kevin Barnes) is released digitally today (buy here) and on vinyl on November 6th. Watch the video, and read what Solange had to say about her time in Cape Town, below.
“When Melina and I decided to film ‘Losing You’ in South Africa, we really didn’t have a real firm concept in place. It was sort of a grab a camera and let’s go moment. I knew I wanted to capture a couple things: the vibe of our friendship and all of the crazy escapades we’ve gotten ourselves into all over the world, and the abstract and elegant Le Sape Society (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) formed in the Congo which was documented by Daniele Tamagni in his Gentleman of Bacongo book. We called Daniele to guide us, and some of my friends from New York came down to Cape Town and we all had a very damn good time.”