Sigh. Okay. Where to begin, where to begin…? If you’ve ever been retweeted or tweeted at by one of your favorite celebrities, then you know how I’m feeling right now. Friggen. Solange. Friggen. Knowles. Friggen. Just. Friggen. TWEETED. ME!!! Not a retweet my friends. But, like, took time out of her day to type the words “Thank You!!” Please note the two exclamation points; that is how effing excited she was to read my tweet/mini-review of her new compilation album Saint Heron. Folks, Solange is OBSESSED with me and IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING. But seriously, y’all need to get up on Saint Heron and I’m here to help. Click inside for more!
I love this picture that Beyoncé posted on her Tumblr:
So here’s what happened. A couple of days ago my partner in babymaking, knowing full well how I feel about Solange and how much I loved/still bump her EP True, put me on to Solange‘s new compilation, and told me that it was “pretty dope.” So I gave it a listen and later on I was all like, “Why did you lie and tell me that it was ‘pretty dope’ when, in fact, it is effing amazing and perfect and amazing?”
The first thing I thought when I listened to this collection was that people (myself included) need to stop complaining about a lack of good music or whatever. There are hella people on this compilation alone who are clearly trying to make good music and are sticking to their own unique styles and sounds.
I love Solange‘s track on here (Cash In), but legit– ALL of the songs are so good. Jhené Aiko and Cassie have great songs, and it was so awesome getting introduced to artists like Jade, Iman Omari (love, love, love Energy), and Petite Noir. Speaking of that guy, I ended up in a vortex and found this friggen video. Love it:
Now. About that tweet situation. Here’s what happened:
— shannon M houston (@shannonmhouston) December 2, 2013
@shannonmhouston Thank you!!
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) December 2, 2013
Are y’all seeing what I’m seeing? It’s that thing where one of your favorite singers finally notices you on Twitter and you realize that have a FRIGGEN typo in your tweet. GAAaaaahhhh. Died a little over that one.
Anyway, none of this is a big deal or anything, LOL. No, but really. I’m wayyy more excited about all this than I should be. And I cannot stress enough that y’all need to check out Saint Heron. Solange has bee one of my faves for a long time and she continues to impress. The album was released on her own label, Saint Records, and I can’t wait to see what she does next. And whether or not she’ll tweet me about it. ‘Cause we’re BFF now.
Yes, I’m all about Twitter right now and went and found this button, LOL: