Check out Solange Knowles on tour with Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele now! Please let me know if youâ€™d like to review one of the concert dates below. Geffen Records presents the sophomore release from Solange Knowles, SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams due for release on August 26th.Â In anticipation for Solangeâ€™s CD release on August 26th I have audio streams of the first single, â€œI Decidedâ€, and other assets (press release and photos) below.Â
â€œI Decidedâ€ Audio Stream:
Talented singer, songwriter, artist, and entrepreneur, Solange Knowles AKA SoL-AngeL, is ready to set the world on fire with a sound that is sure to breathe life into a sometimes stagnant music scene.Â With her sophomore set, SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams, on her new label home of Geffen Records through Music World Entertainment, Solange takes us through a walk in yesteryear with an uber modern twist.Â SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams is due for release on August 26th.
On SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams, SoL-AngeL enlisted help from producers and songwriters that she knew would capture the sound she wanted to project instantly; but getting them to believe in her wasnâ€™t easy.
â€œI literally had to beg Cee-Lo to listen to my music but once he did he signed on immediately,â€ states the giddy SoL-AngeL.Â â€œWe wrote and recorded â€˜T.O.N.Yâ€™ and â€˜Sandcastle Discoâ€™ (produced by Soul Shock) that same week.Â Producer Jack â€˜Splashâ€™ joined in to produce â€˜T.O.N.Yâ€™ and went on to produce two more songs for me:Â â€˜Wouldâ€™ve Been the Oneâ€™ and â€˜Ode To Marvin,â€™ my special take on Mr. Gayeâ€™s â€˜Whatâ€™s going On,â€™Â both of whichÂ I wrote with Splash and Makeba.â€
For the remainder of the album SoL-AngeL went on to work with Pharrell for the finger-snapping, feel-good first single â€œI Decided,â€ Lil Wayne makes an intoxicated guest appearance on â€œChampagnechronicnightcap,â€ Bilal helps write and appears on â€œCosmic Journeyâ€ and â€œWanna Go Back,â€ which Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry lends vocals to, and Raphael Saddiq produces the soulfully insightful, â€œSame Song, Different Man,â€ which features Estelle.