Music Break, My Life

Music Break: Solange’s “Lovers In The Parking Lot”

Girl, I can definitely relate to this track. Check out Solange’s latest video for the single “Lovers In The Parking Lot.”

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Music Break: Laura Welsh’s ‘Cold Front’ {Stream}

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“I don’t hold back in saying what I think, but that’s because I want this record to be the best it can be.” There are no half measures, no compromise.” –Laura Welsh

Laura Welsh is partnering up with top-notch talent for her debut album (untitled at the moment), and is more than ready to deliver. After receiving glowing reviews for the Dev Hynes (Solange and Sky Ferreira) produced track “Unravel“, the London-based singer-songwriter gives fans the moody, bass-snapping new single, “Cold Front” produced by Robin Hannibal (Rhye and Quadron). Along with Dev Hynes and Robin Hannibal, Laura has teamed up with Lana Del Ray, Bruno Mars, and producer Emile Haynie for her forthcoming release. Take a listen:

“Cold Front” will be released July 15th via Polydor/Outsiders.

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Flyy Style, Hot Collaborations, Music Break, Photography

Solange’s Feature In COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue x Collabs with Kendrick Lamar on “Looks Good With Trouble” Remix

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Solange looks incredible in her feature in COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue. Wearing chic summer-ready outfits, she flaunts her smooth, shapely legs in some mean red pumps. Here are the gorgeous photos from the feature story along with quotes:


“I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them,” she says. “Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle.”

“I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits,” Solange says. “She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. I have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it’s really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen.”


“When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” Solange says of life in Brooklyn, which revolves around 8-year-old Juelz. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.” After a hectic few weeks on tour, she’s looking forward to leaving town with Juelz later today for a two-week vacation—a week in L.A. and a week in New Orleans, where she feels very, very at home. “I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”

Read the entire interview on COMPLEX.com.

Plus, she connects with Kendrick Lamar for the remix of “Looks Good With Trouble” from her True EP:

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Ladies Making Moves: Jessie Ware, Melody Ehsani, Brandy, Eve plus more

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British songstress, Jessie Ware, talks U.S. pop takeover. {Paper Magazine}

Iggy Azalea teams up with Salma Hayek and John Legend for Chime for Change, a women empowerment campaign by Gucci. {Chime for Change}

Jewelry designer, Melody Ehsani, shares her humble beginnings and hot collaborations. {M.I.S.S.}

Brandy will be in Tyler Perry’s new film, Temptation, out this Friday (3/29). {Movie Fanatic}

M.I.A. and Solange will perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival this summer. {Pitchfork}

Alicia Keys wants to know How Do You Live With Fire? In her latest Rebook campaign. {Reebok}

Eve reveals Lip Lock cover. {Women of Hip Hop}

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Ear Treat: Laura Welsh Collabs with Dev Hynes for “Unravel” {MP3}

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Laura Welsh’s new track “Unravel” is very refreshing don’t you think? The London-based singer worked with producer/writer Dev Hynes of Blood Orange (Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira, Solange and Theophilus London) who really knows how to bring out the best out of a singer’s voice.

Source:  Fader
Image: Laura’s Facebook
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Solange Sings New Single “Bad Girls” for Black Cab Sessions + Covers Fader Magazine’s Spring Issue

Solange graces the cover of Fader Magazine’s “Spring Style” issue. Fader never disappoints with their covers (and entire magazine); they always make sure to give them an exclusive, artistic feel. In the issue, she talks about how her music has evolved over the past 10 years.

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Here is a behind-the-scenes peek of the photoshoot below:

Plus, here is a look at her Black Cab Sessions performance. We often say that we wish we came up with the The Black Cab Sessions concept because you get the opportunity to see the unfiltered talent of an artist up-close and personal. Solange, along with Dev Hynes with his guitar in tow, jammed out an acoustic version of “Bad Girls” from her new EP, True. Check it out:

Source: TheYBF.com
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Concerts

February 2013 Concert Dates

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Lange & Betsie Larkin – Yost Theater (Santa Ana, CA) – 2/01/13 at 10pm

Tegan & Sara – Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA) – 2/01/13 at 8pm

Emeli Sande, Emily King, and Lucy Schwartz – El Rey Theater (Los Angeles, CA) – 2/06/13 at 8pm

Solange and Jhené Aiko – House of Blues Sunset Strip (West Hollywood, CA) – 2/07/13 at 8pm

Angie Stone – Terrace Theater Long Beach Convention Center and Entertainment (Long Beach, CA) – 2/09/13 at 7pm

Santigold – House of Blues Sunset Strip (West Hollywood, CA) – 2/09/13 at 8pm

Bonnie Raitt – Terrace Theater Long Beach Convention Center and Entertainment (Long Beach, CA) – 2/14/13 at 8pm

Linda Eder – City National Grove of Anaheim (Anaheim, CA) – 2/14/13 at 8pm

Toni Braxton– San Manuel Bingo and Casino (Highland, CA) – 2/14/13 at 7:30pm

Jhené Aiko – Tru Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA) – 2/14/13 at 8pm

Michelle Kelly – House of Blues Anaheim (Anaheim, CA) – 2/20/13 at 6pm

Nikki Lang – Genghis Cohen (Los Angeles, CA) – 2/22/13 at 7:30pm

Brandy – Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA) – 2/22/13 at 7pm

Oleta Adams – Catalina Bar & Grill (Los Angeles, CA) – 2/28/13 at 8pm

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