Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding
It's taken Ms. Knowles a while to hit her stride. She has shown hints at her capabilities with her amazing cover of the Dirty Projectors' "Stillness is the Move" and her work on Theophilus London's single, "Flying Overseas." She never really found her voice as a solo artists though, that is, until now. "Losing You" is the perfect type of pop song, familiar in many ways but with some element that keeps you coming back for more. Using South Africa as the backdrop for her video, Solange Knowles showcases a Third World that is more Vampire Weekend than M.I.A, yet creates an image that is entirely her own. The sound is all 80's synths except for the rhythmic vocals and guitars that give the track just the right amount of freshness. Enjoy!