‘Cranes in the Sky’ (REMIX) x Common

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Solange is the sole representation of a conquering underdog, battling social expectancy and skewed popular opinion. Often existing in Beyonce’s shadow, Solange mastered the roll of baby sister: supportive, protective, and just cute enough to tag along. But as time progressed, and Beyonce increased in her domination over pop culture, Solange effortlessly developed her own since of self. Rocking natural kinks and 70s inspired clothing, Solange created an alternate world alongside her sister’s. As she developed her sound and wardrobe, she demanded respect and cultural celebration. She elevated her brand and evolved, standing on her own two feet, while constantly pursuing her individualistic musical plight.

Her ability to remain true to self has unequivocally paid off. She recently celebrated her first number one album, A Seat at the Table. Rising to the top of the charts has been a phenomenal milestone for baby Knowles, granting her and big sis Beyonce the tagline, “number one album duo”.

Given the success surrounding her latest album drop, other creatives are eager to collab. Soulful singer Common has recently evoked a desire to remix “Cranes in the Sky”, a buzzing single that demonstrates Solange’s vocal ability and creativity. Common states,

“Every once and a few years, there are certain songs that come out and have the sound of forever. Cranes in the Sky’ is that song for me. Every time I listened to it, I keep wanting to hear it again and again. I started mumbling some words to it and then decided I want to write a verse. This is an un official remix simply inspired by the love of art.”

Check out Common’s reinterpretation of Solange’s new-age classic here. Leave your thoughts and comments in the space provided.



Annsleigh Denise is a graduate of Spelman College, earning a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Minor in Multi-Media and Professional Writing. She is a multifaceted creative, focused on the inner-workings of print, publication, and Broadcast Journalism. Possessing notable editorial skills, Annsleigh aspires to utilize her professional experience to impact the world of media.

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