Inspired by dapper African gents, Solange and friends travel to South Africa’s capital for vibrant new visuals.
It’s hard to believe that it has been four years since the release of Solange‘s second studio album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, but the singer-songwriter is ready to return to music, thanks to the release of the video for “Losing You.”
Written by the singer alongside Dev Hynes and produced by Blood Orange, the video for the song was shot in Cape Town, South Africa and was directed by Melina Matsoukas. The ever stylish members of the Le Sapeurs make an appearance throughout the colorful visuals. Take a look at what she had to say about the clip below:
“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. 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.”
The song has a nice ’80s dance-pop feel to it, and it makes me feel good inside. This is the kind of record I will put on after a long day of school and blogging to relax, or just to listen to with friends while we hang out on the weekends. Take a look at the video below!