Solange COVERS "FADER" Magazine + Mariah Carey ANNOUNCES New "Almost Home" Single
Solange Knowles covers the latest issue of FADER. See the cover and BTS footage from her photoshoot inside and find out about Mariah Carey's next single.
In FADER #84, Solange (who's touring North America with her TRUE disc) covers the magazine's Spring Issue and discusses the change in direction her music has taken since she first hit the scene as a solo artist. She told the mag,
“[Sol-Angel] was put out almost five years ago. [In] four years, there’s been so much artistic growth, so much growth just as a woman in [my] 20s, but especially as an artist. You’re exposed to so much more from age 21 to 26, and you sure as hell care a lot less. It’s been a little weird, for me, getting feedback—the last album was so different than this one. I am like, Yeah, I was 20 when I started writing it. Is that supposed to be shocking? If it sounded similar, that would be really strange.”
The article goes on to draw parallels between Solange and Janet Jackson as both ladies were pressured to distinguish and define themselves outside of their older siblings' shadows. The real question you are left with is if True will put the world on notice in same vein that Control did for Janet.
Read the full article here and watch the BTS footage with photographer Jason Nocito and style editor-at-large Mobolaji Dawodu here:
In other music news.....
"American Idol" judge Mariah Carey has announced "Almost Home" as her next single. The track is taken from the soundtrack to the upcoming film we MUST see, Oz the Great and Powerful, and will be released February 19. The song was co-written and co-produced by Mariah and the Stargate production team with Simone Porter, Justin Gray and Lindsey Ray also receiving writing credit.
Fashion photographer David LaChapelle has signed on to direct the video which will drop March 8. MiMi on deck! This is shaping up to be a super music year...