Solange Knowles is doing work. She founded her own Sony imprint label, Saint Records, and executive produced it's debut compilation album, Saint Heron, which dropped November 11. Talking to Andrew Hampp from Billboard about the project a week ago, Knowles explained how her inspiration came from her desire to incorporate some unknown and overlooked R&B talents. Though she did call upon the likes of Sampha, Jhene Aiko, and Cassie, and even throwing in her own "Cash In", the more unheard of artists such as BC Kingdom, Kelela, Starchild, India Shawn, and others do a fine job of rounding out such a worldly concept and cohesion. Plenty to enjoy from Saint Heron, and with our best of's for Hip-Hop and R&B projects list approaching, I'm glad we have this now. Hit the jump for some previews and stream the full project here.
- Martin S. @marley_mcfly