Don't sleep on Solange. After trying the major record label route for a while, she made the switch to indie artist and her last EP, True, is her best release yet. After years of hard work, it's all finally coming together for her. But that doesn't mean there wasn't hardships along the way, whether it be label issues, the challenges of finding the perfect producer, or balancing music and motherhood. Still, she's as authentic as they come, unwilling to bend or break.
With this being her first Complex cover, we knew we had to capture the essence of a strong, powerful woman. So we called on the visionary photographer team JUCO for a sexy but classy cover shoot that had the Houston native hot in her heels. Meanwhile, journalist Laura Checkoway crafted an in-depth profile that touches on everything from Solange's pre-show rituals to her collaboration with Dev Hynes to an important lesson a fourth grade teacher taught her. The issue goes on sale in June, but you can read the full cover story right now... COMPLEX
Check out her spread & new video after the jump!