[Exclusive Video] Behind The Scenes Of Solange's "Lovers In The Parking Lot"
To shoot the video for "Lovers In The Parking Lot", the newest single off the True EP, Solange headed back to Houston to reconnect with the city that formed her. Conceptualized by Solange, with direction from Peter J. Brant and Emily Kai Bock, and produced by The Creators Project, the music video follows Solange on a colorful tour through Houston’s legendary flea market King’s Best. Above, take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video, including how Solange came to work with Bun B and the importance of her Houston roots.
When it came time to choosing a location for "Lovers In The Parking Lot," a story about the confusion and passion of youth, the decision to use King's was easy:
“it just feels so natural to tell those stories in a place that’s inspired so many of them," says Solange. "Visually I just thought there was so much [that was] amazing about the space, and an idea came to me of doing a sort of musical-esque dance, an over-the-top, freeflowing journey around the supermarket."
King's Best doesn't just have power over Solange though. While in Houston, the singer had a chance run-in with rapper Bun B, who also grew up with the market as a backdrop to his adolescent exploits. Excited about the idea of representing a more authentic side both of Houston and themselves as artists, the two collaborated on "Lovers In The Parking Lot."
“I’ve watched her mature into an incredible performing artist," says Bun B. "Most people in her position would go for a more high end kind of look, but we’re from Houston. When you walk into King's you know you’re in Houston. It’s just ill that she’s representing the city like this. In one of the realest ways you can represent it."
The end result was a polished and evocative virtual tour through King's, as seen through the eyes of Solange. Watch above for a full behind-the-scenes of Lovers In the Parking Lot, produced by The Creators Project.
Below, check out the video for "Lovers In The Parking Lot":