It has been a busy time for Solange Knowles. After releasing her newest LP A Seat at the Table, her first release after four years, Solange has been busy getting back into performing and promoting her new record.
This weekend she had the honor of performing her two hits “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair” on Saturday Night Live. This was Solange’s first time ever on the late night staple, and it’s fair to say she set the bar pretty high.
The first song she performed was “Cranes in the Sky”. Not only was her voice on this track soothing, but her visuals were stunning. Solange opted for an all-white wardrobe for herself and her back up band and donned a braided hair piece resembling a halo embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Later in the night for her second time on the stage she performed “Don’t Touch My Hair” with help from Sampha. This time, fittingly, she wore her hair in it’s natural state and rocked a white jumpsuit. Given the song’s more upbeat tempo, Solange had a little more fun on this track breaking out in a dance session alongside Sampha that even her backup singers and band took part of. It seemed like a really fun moment for everyone involved, and of course Solange’s voice delivered throughout the entire performance.
Earlier today Rick Ross released a remix of “Cranes in the Sky” following suit of other artists who have done so such as Common. It’s hard not to relate to the song’s emotive message and so these musicians couldn’t help but add their take on it. In his remix, Ross adds a verse to the beginning of the track He adds more drums to the introduction then proceeds with his lyrics.
“Cancun I got pictures back in ’98/Hustling the streets is really give or take/Ross I put her up on hot yoga/ Wheatgrass, shot of ginger, pot smoker”
An all around good remix I’d recommend listening to. Hopefully Solange keeps the performances and the remixes coming.