Solange Launches Saint Records
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:06:56
Beyoncé's little sister is staking her claim. The singer has launched Saint Records, the boutique, independent R&B label.
The company's debut offering, Saint Heron, will be released this fall. It is a stunning compilation album featuring 12 original songs from artists handpicked by Solange, and Saint Heron will be released digitally and in stores on November 12.
The album will be available on both CD and vinyl.
Saint Heron will serve as the inaugural annual compilation from Saint Records. The intent of the album, and the label at large, is to feature, highlight and align a new movement of contemporary, genre-defying R&B visionaries.
Solange, who lends her voice to the album as an artist, curated and creatively directed the project in full, from the selection of artists and track sequencing down to the packaging and release date.
"With Saint Heron, I really wanted to celebrate and continue to cultivate the community for genre defying R&B artists," says Solange.
She adds, "I've personally connected with all of these extremely talented artists, and really excited for us to come together through the compilation as a new movement for music. I'm also looking forward to SaintHeron.com being a home for music and cultural enthusiasts like myself who want to see content that really reflects the community we are a part of."
Saint Heron will feature new, unreleased material from Solange, Cassie, Jade J, Starchild and BC Kingdom, with additional musical contributions and offerings from Kelela, Petite Noir, Iman Omari, India Shawn, as well as Jhene Aiko and Sampha, both of whom can currently be heard on Drake's new album Nothing Was the Same.
The first single off Saint Heron to be released to digital retailers is "Go All Night" from Los Angeles-based vocalist and songwriter Kelela.
The track, produced by Morri$, features Kelela's distinct forward thinking songwriting and vocal blend. "Go All Night" first appeared as a two-part interlude on Kelela's album Cut 4 Me. As Solange loved the song, Kelela has now released the full-length version for Saint Heron.
Be sure to visit saintheron.com.
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