Solange Knowles has exclusively sent Concrete Loop her new “freestyle”, a Dear John to the big wigs at the labels. She did it over Kanye West’s “Everything I Am” and here is what she said about the song on her blog, HADLEY STREET JOURNAL:
“Unfortunately I’m in an industry where diversity is not celebrated the way it should be. When some people see and hear something different it feels foreign to them and they don’t like that. Everyone has a choice of what they like and that’s a beautiful thing! But record labels, managers, publicist, journalist, media etc… have a tendency to see something work and try to reciprocate that with another artist thinking that’s what makes success. To me what makes success is letting people be truly who they are.
When I heard Kanye’s ‘Everything I Am,’ I instantly fell in love. I felt my story somewhere in his. I felt his frustration yet acceptance of who he was. So I decided to put my own little twist on it!”
Also view Solange performing in the UK on the The Charlotte Church show, when you keep reading…
Check out Solange’s MySpace and make sure you pick up her new album, SoL-Angel & the Hadley Street Dreams on August 26th!