Who Knew Solange Could Sing?

I’ve never been a fan of Solange Knowles‘ singing. It’s been so long since I’ve heard one of her songs. I had totally forgotten what she sounds like. But, thanks to my loyal reader, Krystal, I can say I am a new fan of her music!

Feel good music is making a resurgence and I’m really feeling this song! I could listen to this all day.

“God Given Name” is about Solange’s desperate attempts to crawl out from her sister Beyoncé‘s shadow and make a name for herself.

Thanks to loyal reader Krystal for the link!



 



  • Mia

    I love this song! I’m will definitely be checking for her new album.

  • ATL_HONEY

    I think her album will be nice. Now all she needs is a stylist!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    YES SANDRA I LOVE THAT SONG, AS WELL “I DECIDED” SOLANGE HAS ALWAYS DONE HER OWN THANG. I LOVE HER INDIVIDUALITY. I WILL BE PICKING UP HER ALBUM IN AUGUST.

  • Coop

    Sounds good

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    Sandra, are YOU high? That sounded a mess! It was all over the place and it sounded like she was just play singing in the bathroom!

    Watch, I bet if no one like it they’ll be issuing out another statement saying it was “unfinished work that was leaked”.

  • claire

    I APPLAUD SOLANGE FOR STEPPING INTO HER OWN IDENTITY AND THIS IS THE SECOND SONG IVE HEARD FROM SOLANGE THAT I LIKE. I WILL BE GETTING MY COPY TOO…NOW ONLY IF MY GIRL KELLY CAN FIND HER INDIVIDUALITY AND BREAK INTO HER OWN…

  • BayArea

    Solange is sooooo different (and she be getting HIGH). But this song does sound COOL. Something different then the everyday norm.

    I have to admit, I’ve seen it posted on other web sites but did not bother to listen until I read your comments Sandra. The influence you have ;)

  • andriceb

    hune916
    I agree, that was a mess

  • plushlush

    This sound like screaming over the computer programming.
    This is Justin Timberlake baby.

  • plushlush

    I thought we were supposed to come up with some ideas for Solange to “find something to do”..
    I’ll go first.
    An African American of teen girls of color magazine.
    With jordin sparks on the cover title” love the skin you in”
    Anybody old enought to remember Kids Beat and the kids news show on Saturday morning maybe she could be the oprah of that…ok help me out guys I am serious.

  • truthbetold

    SOMTIMES I WONDER ABOUT YOU COUNTRY GIRLS…EITHER YOU HAVE BAD TASTE IN CLOTHES OR BAD TASTE IN SONGS. THIS SONG IS STRAIGHT WACK AND WILL NEVER…I SAID NEVER GET PLAYED ON THE RADIO.

  • plushlush

    This is sad…she needs counseling….Parents note: If one child is the star you have to make time and make sure the other children have their own interests. And you have to be honestly interested in what the other children do..This sound sad and they have ALL the money but that doesnt matter.

  • shhhh

    This is just really a bad track. I’ve heard a few songs by her and the chick has soul and can sing really really good. I don’t know why the hell they didn’t put her out instead of Beyonce. Maybe it has something to do with the looks.

    Anyway, note to Solange PLEASE DON’T LET BEYONCE guest star ON ANYTHING YOU DO!!! Not on any albums or concerts. WE WANT HER TO GO AWAY F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

  • http://myspace.com/mizz_eccentrik Abhor_

    Sandra, glad to see you stopped your hating..lol! I like this new Solange and i’m glad to see that she is finally coming into her own. She is very gifted writer and has more depth than Beyonce who is nothing but a manufactured GIMMICK!

  • Anti-believer

    Plush… you funny as hell but you are right. We were suppose to find something for this girl to do. I remember that saturday morning show. How about she stay off of television, radio and become a personal assistant so we don’t hear from her again. ‘Cause when was the last time you saw or heard Bee-ounce-say’s assistant. I don’t know. I couldn’t tell you if the assistant was a she or male gay she.

    I don’t like the song.

  • bloggergirlz

    finally a song i like (in general) and it just happens to be by solo…can’t knock the hustle…

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    She sounds a lot like Beyonce. The song is cool, but uhm…wacky subject.

  • tbrown

    I like Solange; am willing to give her a chance, ya know? I don’t particularly care for this one, but a couple of her other tracks I like.

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    I like it. Not as much as ChampagneChronicNightCap though.

  • kdillon

    I really wanted to give Solange and this song or chance, but I think its annoying. It kind of seems like she is trying to hard, IDK. This new direction may not sell that well, why buy this when I can listen to Chrisette Michelle?

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    Coo Coo Bananas Says:

    I like it. Not as much as ChampagneChronicNightCap though.
    ________________________________________________

    Was that the follow-up to HennessyEcstacySleepWithMe?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    kdillon Says:

    It kind of seems like she is trying to hard, IDK.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I agree with you. If I could give her one piece of advice it would be not to try too hard. She has a good voice if she lets it flow naturally. People are more impressed if your talent sounds effortless and not forced.

  • coco

    lol. i thought sandra had finally stop the spread of the epidemic that is biotcha$$ness. that was until i actually listened to the song and heard the lyrics. did anyoen catch that solange sung a whoel verse about not just being a “sister” and that she isnt beyonce or trying to live off her?! ha! no wonder sandra likes it. i knew it couldnt have been her amazing vocals. though i have listened to a few of solange’s projects or tracks and i am impressed with her style of music, vocally she is like so many others. she can sing but she isnt amazing but thats more than i can say for beyonce.

  • coco

    why was the word “whole” starred out in my post?

  • ATL_HONEY

    lol @ plush

    We dont have to find anything for her to do, she’s been writing music and books and getting that Disney type music writing cartoon type show anthems and shyt like that. So she has a back up.

    I will re-state that what we need to find her is a STYLIST!

  • whatnow

    Does this little boy have a daddy anywhere? Did Solange have a baby with no husband to get some attention? Would Beyonce do that? If there was no Joe Camel who would Beyonce date? Are her choices as limited as Oprah? Just wondering.

  • http://www.findentertainmentnow.com miesha@FindEntertainmentNow.com

    i DON’T like the song at all. but i do like that is sounds different than the norm. her sound is not bad but in this song i feel that she doesn’t really have a chance to display her talents. poor lil sisters in the industry like ashlee simpson and solange knowles have to battle it out by their ultra successful big media frenzied sisters who do the EXACT same things for a living. that can’t be easy…rather weird and strenous i would think if your mind isn’t right.

  • luxe.li.

    Doe anyone realize this song is about her being her and not being compared to Beyonce or being just her sister, or the fact that she might be misunderstood by how she dresses and etc…..she’s just her God given name, and her God given name is Solange

    it took i think listening to it for about 20 times to realize what she’s saying…

  • luxe.li.

    PS for all that didnt know Solange wrote Simply Deep and Obsession off Kelly’s first album, she even said it in this song, her lyrical ambitions sometimes dont ring a bell….
    wow i love this song, its really deep.

  • uptopgrl

    Not bad I heard worst. She has a Neo-Soul type vibe.

  • Bubbles

    Good luck to her trying to climb out from under Beyonce’s shadow. Kelly failed miserably but maybe she can do the impossible.

  • Fatkat

    I think Solange has grown up . She tried too hard as a kid to be her own name but it didn’t work. Hopefully people will see she is not Bee. Her voice has really matured.

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    Well I couldn’t hear it. The link was taken down!!!

  • Hotstuff

    That pic with her and Daniel is so cute!!!!
    I’m loving her sound as well

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    luxe.li. Says:

    Doe anyone realize this song is about her being her and not being compared to Beyonce or being just her sister, or the fact that she might be misunderstood by how she dresses and etc…..she’s just her God given name, and her God given name is Solange

    it took i think listening to it for about 20 times to realize what she’s saying…

    THEY WERE TO BUSY HATING TO GET THE MESSAGE.

  • Maxdan

    I can dig Solange. She isn’t always the best vocalist but she’s trying to break away from always being in Beyonce’s shadows. I love her song “White Picket Dreams”.
    Her style is mixing electronica, r&b, folk….
    Ain’t no other black folks I hear on the radio standing out in a good way.

    I think I’m the only adult who tried to give her a chance and bought the first album she released.
    Solange is grown, been through having a child and married/divorced….way more to talk about nowadays than her big sister.
    I say we should just give her a chance.

  • Maxdan

    BTW, her little boy Daniel looks just like Beyonce’ and Ms. Tina…down to the eyebrows
    Solange doesn’t look like she even had a hand in giving birth to him. That’s a trip.

  • gemini83

    Dang, Sandra. I thought you were gonna give us a link to her single “I Decided.” I think that one is a better hit! Check it out. http://www.DJbooth.net