This new jam and video by Solange is impeccably breathtaking. Romantic and retro (despite being about heartbreak) the singer co-wrote the soulful “Losing You” with Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. The track will be featured on Solange’s sophomore album, which Hynes is also producing, scheduled for release in 2013. It’s safe to say that there’s a new queen of cool on the music scene. I can’t wait to hear the other impeccable creations this brilliant pairing has dreamed up.
The “Losing You” video was directed by Melina Matsoukas (who’s worked with Solange and sis Beyonce before, among other major artists) and was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. Solange wanted to capture the culture of the sapeurs (Society of Ambianceurs and Persons of Elegance) which originated in the Congo. This elegance is modeled in their dress, posture, education and behavior. Needless to say the sapeurs along with Solange are impeccably dressed in the video (and after watching this I’m feeling the urge to own a killer colorful suit).
The “Losing You” single is available now on Terrible Records!