If Beyonce decided to record a new track inspired by her 2006 movie ‘Dreamgirls’, it would probably sound a bit like her little sister’s new offering ‘I Decided’.
The song has an undeniable Motown vibe, courtesy of a classic Martha Reeves and the Vandellas sample (‘(Love is Like a) Heat Wave’), and was penned by Thomas ‘Cee-Lo’ Callaway, with production coming from the ubiquitous Pharrell Williams.
‘I Decided’ is the first single from Solange’s sophomore album ‘Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams’ (yep, homegirl released ‘Solo Star’ back in 2002, which didn’t do anything) is a decent enough summer tune, but does not have ‘immediate smash’ written all over it. Matthew Knowles ain’t letting nobody steal Beyonce’s spotlight!
Staying true to form, this song has of course been spruced up by the Freemasons. The video, shot in LA earlier this week, travels through time showcasing different eras. WAPS wonders in which era she picked up the idea to wear crazy drag queen-esque make up…seriously, did Beyonce tell her that looking like a clown is the way forward? You’ll see what we mean on her MySpace page.
The strangely titled ‘Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams’ is out August 26th via Geffen Records.
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