Solange Knowles AKA SoL-AngeL Set to Release Sophomore Album SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams on August 26th



Apr 21, 2008, 01:00 ET from Interscope Records

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Talented singer,
 songwriter, artist, and entrepreneur, Solange Knowles AKA SoL-AngeL, is
 ready to set the world on fire with a sound that is sure to breathe life
 into a sometimes stagnant music scene. With her sophomore set, SoL-AngeL
 and The Hadley Street Dreams, on her new label home of Geffen Records
 through Music World Entertainment, Solange takes us through a walk in
 yesteryear with an uber modern twist. SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street
 Dreams is due for release on August 26th.
     On SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams, SoL-AngeL enlisted help from
 producers and songwriters that she knew would capture the sound she wanted
 to project instantly; but getting them to believe in her wasn't easy.
     "I literally had to beg Cee-Lo to listen to my music but once he did he
 signed on immediately," states the giddy SoL-AngeL. "We wrote and recorded
 'T.O.N.Y' and 'Sandcastle Disco' (produced by Soul Shock) that same week.
 Producer Jack Splash joined in to produce 'T.O.N.Y' and went on to produce
 two more songs for me: 'Would've Been the One' and 'Ode To Marvin,' my
 special take on Mr. Gaye's 'What's going On,' both of which I wrote with
 Splash and Makeba."
     For the remainder of the album SoL-AngeL went on to work with Pharrell
 for the finger-snapping, feel-good first single "I Decided," Lil Wayne
 makes an intoxicated guest appearance on "Champagnechronicnightcap," Bilal
 helps write and appears on "Cosmic Journey" and "Wanna Go Back," which
 Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry lends vocals to, and Raphael Saddiq produces
 the soulfully insightful, "Same Song, Different Man," which features
     "By the end of the project, I had worked with all of the producers and
 artists I had ever dreamed of including Q-Tip, Boards of Canada and Mark
 Ronson," states SoL-AngeL. "When I got a call saying the legendary Lamont
 Dozier would take the time out to write with little old me I was ecstatic
 beyond words."
     The video for "I Decided," directed by the creative Melina, will offer
 the viewer a glimpse of who Solange, the visionary, really is: It is the
 ultimate pop art piece. Its psychedelic, it's adventurous, it's colorful
 and not so colorful, it's intelligent, and it's the inner makings of
 Solange. "I love pop art; in fact I am a painter myself and have several
 pieces under my belt that I haven't put on display but soon plan to." The
 "I Decided" video deals with pop culture from the 60s to the future. It
 displays SoL-AngeL in settings from American Bandstand, to the Civil Rights
 Movement, to New Wave, and finally a "Cosmic Journey" future.
     SoL-AngeL's love of music started at an early age when she became a
 classically trained ballerina and a jazz, tap, and modern dancer. She began
 touring internationally as a dancer for Destiny's Child when she was 13
 years old and then she began to mix and match musical styles she
 experienced in Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico and Australia with what she
 loved from America which was sounds from the 60's and 70's. Her influences
 from that era range from Shuggie Otis -- who made the original "Strawberry
 Letter 23," to The Supremes and the Marvelettes, to Dusty Springfield, to
 Marvin Gaye, and to Minnie Riperton. A wide range of sounds from a young
 lady that will definitely give you what you least expect.

SOURCE Interscope Records