Friday, June 13, 2008

Solange - I Decided

It's no secret that I have a bit of a fetish for less successful celebrity siblings. Laura Imbruglia, La Toya Jackson and Dannii have all featured prominently on Pop Trash Addicts and I recently opened my heart to the musical genius that is Ashlee Simpson. Well, it's time to usher a new floptastic sister into the fold - welcome aboard, Solange Knowles! I've always had a soft spot for this poor bitch. While Beyonce has spent most of the decade selling millions and collecting awards, all Solange has managed to do is get knocked up and release an album that fell down the charts faster than Dannii's knickers at a lesbian bar. Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, Solange was reduced to making a cameo appearance in a Destiny's Child video clip (at approximately 3:30 mins) and "starring" in Z grade movies like the straight to video classic "Bring It On: All Or Nothing". Yes, it must be cold there in Beyonce's shadow but at least she has Kelly Rowland to keep her company!

Mercifully, this sorry tale of woe appears to have a happy ending. Solange not only found a niche as a very impressive songwriter (Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" and Michelle Williams' incredibly fabulous "We Break The Dawn") but she's also back with a new track of her own - and for the first time in her career, she could have a hit on her hands! "I Decided" is breathtakingly good. Solange has obviously spent a lot of time listening to Motown because the song is a veritable tribute to sweet soul music of the 60s and 70s. The glorious Freemasons Remix wouldn't sound out of place on a Supremes compilation! This really should have been the version promoted to radio. The minimalisn of the Neptunes produced original takes a bit of getting used to but it's still very appealing. Make sure you check out the amazing video (below). Beyonce wishes she could come up with something this fabulous! Solange's second album, intriguingly titled "Sol-Angel And The Hadley Street Dreams", is released in August.

7 comments:

Ro Ro said...

You have to love the tragedy of Solange. I think she should be a hit for the orange eye shadow and lip gloss alone. Her new song is good. I actually own Solo Star. She's like the mutant Beyonce. Maybe shes what B and Jay Z's children will come out looking like?

Jon said...

I love the freemasons mix but that video version is awful. Why not just go with the remix instead? I blame Beyooyoo!!!

Mike said...

LOL poor Solange - she's not that warped! I think her voice is as good as Beyonce's but her first album was fucking abysmal. It's like she was thrown the tracks that Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams all rejected! At least this time she's managed to snatch up a good one while the other hos were getting their plastic surgery. I have high hopes for this album.

D'luv said...

I like "We Break The Dawn," but I'm seriously doubting the amount of "writing" Solange Holes did on it.

Ro Ro said...

She wrote alot of it. She's a very talented writer. While they hid her in the dark basement so she wouldn't embarass Beyonce she wrote alot of things. She just turned it into song after they got her face fixed and allowed her into the public. Also being a teen mother helped her writing skills as well. I hope this album does well for her. She deserves a chance to shine. But Beyonce is already at work with her evil plan to release a new cd at the same time and squash poor little Solanges dream.

Anonymous said...

It's becoming quite evident now that Beyonce is out to ruin everyone's lives, including her sisters! Everytime something new by Kelly or Michelle comes out unreleased Beyonce tracks suddenly leak 'out of nowhere' at the exact same time, I bet everything on the day Solange's album comes out about 50 unreleased Beyonce songs suddenly leak out of her drippy old cunt (Beyonce's that is)

heavy crisco xx

Mike said...

Beyonce needs to concentrate on selling hooker gear to toddlers and leave the music to Solange. Hell, even Kelly Rowland is making better music than Beyonce these days!