Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Solo Star

"people talking shit/i don't give a damn/everything i'm not/makes me everything i am..."--Solange

Every now and then I just have to give a shoutout to women I truly admire just for being so effortlessly and fabulously BIC. Regardless of what you think of Solange Knowles' talent, the girl has chutzpah and verve. She's electric to watch, even if just for her special brand of charisma. Where bigger and arguably more generally talented stars are poised, Solange has no use for convention or expectation. She's a magnanimous lyricist and while her voice is nothing to write home about, she sings with such soul, power, and blessed confidence that you simply must pay attention. She obviously enjoys making people eat crow and continues to climb, bit by bit, in the game. All while truly, in every sense, 'doing her'. And I love it. Soulbounce.com shares my sentiments and featured Solo's cover of Grammy Award-winning "Viva la Vida", a cover she probably could have left alone, but wouldn't be herself if she did. Enjoy it after the jump.

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