It’s Solange’s ‘Destiny’ To Sing

Earlier this week AOL Black Voices put their latest installment of The Bridge music series online with Solange as the featured artist.
Solo and her band performed tracks from Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, including "T.O.N.Y.," "Cosmic Journey," and "Sandcastle Disco." But my favorite performance of hers was when she covered Zero 7's "Destiny." Unlike the uneven job she previously did on Coldplay's "Viva La Vida," Solange sounds very good here and her band is killing it. Dare I say that I may even like her version more than the original. If you'd like to see more of Solange live, then be sure to can catch her on the road with Estelle now.

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14 Responses

  1. why can't she just sing why is there so much machinery involved?
    Is there something wrong with my computer?
    That sounds like she has that terrible effect on.
    Wasn't impressed with the vocal and I am not sure what killin it the band was doin besides killin my time away. How unfortunate

  2. I loved it. i'm soo loving her more than her sister right now it's not even funny.

  3. Wow. Funny I was just listening to Adele's Hometown Glory, or TRIED to, but it reminds me too much of a song by Sia, a lead singer for Zero7-- and wondered if any of the youngins remember that band. Guess so.
    That said.... is that autotune? Or are girls who can legitimately sing trying to sound digitized? Heaven forbid.

  4. I am shocked that I really like this song! Love the CD, now I guess i can call myself a Solange fan!! Don't tell anybody just yet.

  5. Nice cover...I really enjoyed 🙂

  6. I love Solange; however, I didn't like the digitized sound that others have mentioned. Without that, I probably would have loved it. Nikesha- I'm with you. I totally feel her over B cuz she doesn't try to do all commercial stuff like her big sis.

  7. For you to even consider this better than the original is a travesty!!! stick to soul music, Sia Fuller is the real deal.

  8. SB Reader & hey hey touch on this briefly, and by my drifting from the topic I don't mean this as any short-changing of Solange, but I see you pushing a her and she has made leaps and bounds but this is a Soul site and to mention Zero 7 without mentioning the person that put them on the map Sia Furler, Australian-born SOUL singer is a bit wack. She was giving people chills as early as 97, grinding doing it big. I would hope you could post this youtube version of distractions and let people be the judge:

  9. I love this site, cause honestly didnt knw of this song or zero7 until, i agree with the use of digital auto tune, but I went and listened to the original. Although I thought it was good. there's a quality i think solange added that I care for a little more! Much Respect!

  10. i feel it was enough to mention the fact that "Destiny" is a Zero 7 track. this was not a Zero 7 or Sia post, it's about Solange. what was she supposed to do--put a Zero 7 biography right in the middle of this post? links are provided for a reason: so people can be reminded or discover new things on their own.
    additionally, stating a personal preference could never be a travesty. the real travesty is when people are hated on for doing so.

  11. I wouldn't go as far as saying I prefer Solange's version over Sia's, but it is a great cover nonetheless. Who knew Solange could invoke that rainy day chill mood sound without coming across all gimmicky & commercial? I sure as hell didn't. This genre maybe her niche for the next album. I'd love to hear her do some original work.

  12. As others have said, it's strange to hear that fuzzy-yodel effect used on such a restrained performance but it complimented the song, wasn't too intrusive (or maybe hehey is right! Perhaps that's how she sings. Maybe she warms up with ringtones?)
    I liked that a lot.

  13. This child was touch by the angel of no talent.