NPR is currently streaming an exclusive new track from Solange’s forthcoming EP, True, due out November 27.
“Lovers in the Parking Lot” is good company — for listeners and any number of songs in diverse library. Many of the references she and producer Devonte Hynes (who has recorded as Lightspeed Champion and Blood Orange) make in this song, in texture and harmony, recall sounds my friends and I have been turning up for 15 or 20 years — in middle school, high school, college, last month. And to be honest, alluding to Schoolly D and En Vogue — at 3:24, you hear that “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It) ” run? — is the straightest line to my heart. “Lovers in the Parking Lot” is a weirdo R&B jam that could still chart, the kind of oddly-timed release that sounds extra warm right when it’s getting cold.
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