If Solange Knowles’s track “Losing You” released a few months back pleasantly surprised you with its synth heavy lush sound and end-of-the-road type of love lyrics, then prepare to be further impressed by her new jam, “Lovers In The Parking Lot.” This most recent release is coming off her upcoming seven-song EP, True, off Terrible Records, and it’s another collaboration between one of Vogue’s best dressed and her new favorite producer, Dev Hynes (who is killing the game right now).
While “Losing You” centered around the singer putting just about everything into a relationship that was crashing and burning, “Lovers In The Parking Lot” is more about taking good love for granted, and “Solange” (or whoever the song was written about/for) finding themselves alone and wishing for that old thing back. Too bad that can’t happen because as Solo sings, “I played around with your heart/And now I’m playing around in the dark.”
So, can I just say that Solo is giving me life with her newest stuff? (Sorry, but it’s true.) “Losing You” is on repeat on my iPhone and I’m going to have to download and wear out this joint too because it’s tough (in a good way). The whole thing, with its great writing and keyboard presence sounds like something we used to fawn over Alicia Keys for in the early ’00s (this could literally be a track off Songs In A Minor or Diary of Alicia Keys), but this is all Solo at her finest. By experimenting with her music, which she did a lot of with Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams, she’s exposing us to a whole new league of R&B, and we here at MN dig it. Check out the track and let us know what you think. Pass or play? And if you love it, you will be happy to know that True will drop on November 27.