Solange Knowles was in L.A. last night to help promote HBO’s new Bessie biopic. During her set, the singer took the opportunity to play “Rise,” a new song reportedly written in response to the wide-scale protests in Ferguson and Baltimore.
A fan on hand was quick enough to catch the song in its entirety, and Solange hasn’t lost a step in the (too-long) time since we’ve heard new music. It’s an introspective, sultry cut that simmers and bubbles with the help of Solange’s breathy vocals and a couple well-placed air horns. Stream above.