An updated version of "Looks Good With Trouble" is the new single for Solange and it includes a new verse from K. Dot. Diggin' both of these artists individually and so it was great to hear them on the same track. Solange is still the highlight for me, setting the dark mood along with the production. But Kendrick's verse is nice too, especially when he speeds it up.
As you know a few weeks back Solange sent Twitter into frenzy when she released her new single ‘Losing You.’ To keep the momentum going Solange will drop an EP titled True. The EP is set to be released via iTunes on November 27th. The EP was produced and co-written by Deveonte ‘Dev’ Hynes. Check out the details of each song below:
1. Losing You
Her first single is pleasantly upbeat for a song about love gone complicated. Solange asks, “Boy, am I losing you for good?” on this track, where the beat borrows sentiment from Madonna’s “Like a Prayer”—honest, tender, yet undeniably dance-worthy.
2. Some Things Never Seem to Fucking Work
The title says it all. In a song about ultimatums and questions, Solange ponders the illusion of a relationship. The vocals compete with the beat on this one, but the focus lays toward the reverberating rhythms.
3. Locked in Closets
If we were to ever hear a Beyoncé influence, it might be on this track, where Solange boasts her infamous Knowles vocal chops. The beat is reminiscent of Michael Jackson in his “Smooth Criminal” prime, and works flawlessly with her continuing theme of messy and addictive love.
4. Lovers in the Parking Lot
The tempo slows a bit on this song, as Solange continues with a strong vocal range. She regretfully admits, “I played around with your heart,” a telling piano riff adding dimension to the project.
5. Don’t Let Me Down
This one is more playful, with an aggressive beat that could set the foundation for a hip-hop track if need be. Not as lyrically substantial as the rest of the cuts, a feature in fact may have been beneficial.
6. Look Good With Trouble
Synth-heavy and full of echo, this track is versatile on its own—providing a respite from the poignant similar to the preceding one.
7. Bad Girls (Verdine Version)
Solange works the hell out of a falsetto on this unapologetic tune about her personality quirks. Embodying the strength of a woman who knows the intricacies of relationships, this one bookended her set well.
A year since moving to Brooklyn, Solange invites Elle Living into her afrocentric and tribal prints. The DJ, songstress, and model lives with her 7 year old son Juelz (from a previous relationship) and boyfriend Alan Richardson. And yes, Beyoncé and Jay-Z frequent sunday dinners in her new home. The new face of Madewell jokes about selling her child to Disney, kicks off her shoes, and lets her hair down in Elle's latest interview.
Read more about her "refreshingly distinct (lifestyle) from her older sister’s spotlight" here.