Music Jar – week 31

This week, I have mostly been listening to Solange, and let me tell you – it’s been an absolute treat. From Solo Star through to When I Get Home, there is a lot to be said about this absolute star.

I knew of Solange, but couldn’t have placed any of her songs before this week. That’s probably what the Music Jar experiment is all about. I cannot begin to imagine how many different artists there are that I am mildly aware of who have more talent than it should be safe for a human being to hold.

While I did listen to each album in turn, there’s a lot to be said from looking at what the popular opinion is on an artist. With Solange, the top songs speak volumes about her and the music. Almeda opens with a vocal sample that reminds me of Bon Iver but then delves into a funky beat and trippy range of keys. It’s worth saying it’s more experimental than the efforts of her sibling, who some of you may be aware of. Cranes In The Sky feels experimental too but any instrumentation could work with the beautiful range of that voice. Solange is an absolute work of art and I am here for it.

A Spotify playlist of a song from each artist featured can be found here.

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By Paul

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