This year has been pretty struggletastic for me so far, I just can’t seem to get into the swing of things. What I have been getting into the swing of so hard though is this ‘Solange – Losing You’ song. The song, the video, the fashion, it’s all round brilliant, innit? It’s also been the song that keeps giving because, as a kind of flow on effect of this discovery, I’ve re-discovered an old favourite and been reminded of a very cool new artist and song.
Ye Old favourite: Going through the youtube searches of ‘Solange’ will bring you to this cover of ‘Make It Hot’ she did with Oliver from the XX which is nice, but it’s really all about the original : Nicole Wray feat. Missy Elliott & Mocha – Make It Hot. It’s also all about the wide brimmed bucket hats pulled down low. I need me one. (peep the Aaliyah cameo too)
The new discovery: I think it was from deidah last year that I first heard LION BABE’s – Treat Me Like Fire. When I clicked on the video and the first thing I saw was some chick roaring at me I thought, ‘oh geez, what is this shit?’ But then the song began, and I thought, wow this is great. And then I forgot all about it. Lucky for me, Solange reminded me of it again on her twitter. Just give it a listen, she’s sexy as and has a voice like Erykah Badu. You’re welcome.