After teasing a snippet of ” Losing You,” last week, Solange debuts the video for her first single at the strike of midnight (Oct. 2).
Director Melina Matsoukas captures the singer-songwriter and her friends wandering, dancing and striking a pose with the stylish members of Le Sapeurs while in Cape Town, South Africa.
“When Melina and I decided to film ‘Losing You’ in South Africa, we really didn’t have a real firm concept in place. It was sort of a grab a camera and let’s go moment,” Solange said, via press release. “I knew I wanted to capture a couple things: the vibe of our friendship and all of the crazy escapades we’ve gotten ourselves into all over the world, and the abstract and elegant Le Sape Society (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) formed in the Congo which was documented by Daniele Tamagni in his Gentleman of Bacongo book. We called Daniele to guide us, and some of my friends from New York came down to Cape Town and we all had a very damn good time.”
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The single, produced by Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), is avaiable digitally worldwide through Terrible Records and will be available on 12″ vinyl on November 6. The single, according to Roc Nation, will also feature her song “Sleep in the Park.” Tracklising includes “Losing You” on Side A and “Sleep in the Park” on Side B.
“Losing You,” which features Solange singing of heartbreak wtih such ease, comes four years after she released her sophomore album “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.”