[TUESDAY TUNEAGE] Solange Knowles’ new video for her song ‘Losing You’ was shot right here in Cape Town, South Africa.
This is what she told Pitchfork about the concept:
When Melina [Matsoukas] and I decided to film ‘Losing You’ in South Africa, we really didn’t have a real firm concept in place. It was sort of a grab a camera and let’s go moment. I knew I wanted to capture a couple things: the vibe of our friendship and all of the crazy escapades we’ve gotten ourselves into all over the world, and the abstract and elegant Le Sape Society (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) formed in the Congo which was documented by Daniele Tamagni in his Gentleman of Bacongo book. We called Daniele to guide us, and some of my friends from New York came down to Cape Town and we all had a very damn good time.”
I always have such Intense Feelings about ‘poverty porn’ and think the Le Sape Society concept is well executed, but what about South African subcultures?
Anyways, let me reserve my Opinions. The video’s cute, I love the cameos by familiar faces such as ELLE Fashion Editor Asanda Sizani, and this will probably be my summer jam.