Where Has She Been?
It’s been 4 years too long and the female Frank Ocean of album waiting: Solange has finally dropped her long awaited album. Never one to ever really disappoint whether in music or fashion her unique style and carefree music always just sits so well with me. One of the coolest most effortless things I love about Solange is that you can’t musically put her in a box. The syle of music can’t be put into one genre and labeled.
The Third album release if your including her EP “True”. that was released in 2012. A Seat At The Table released less than 9 hours ago and I am very impressed the album. From start to finish I’ve listened and understood just why it was named “A Seat At The Table”. In 2016, we are in the highest racial times in America. The topic is touchy and one false statement can leave you condemed. The vulnerability in her album to touch on these subjects through a plethora of tunes. Listen closely and you will understand why this album is a confessional on the ways of the world.
Solange has a way of expressing anger and vulnerability in songs such as “Weary” warning others to be aware of your place in this world. Hearing words of wisdom from Master P on the interlude “The Glory is in You” as he defines the real meaning behind success and being happy with yourself. “Cranes in the Sky” describes a woman trying to find herself in this world, changing her hair, sexually liberating herself. Losing herself in the mix while realizing how unhappy she is.
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 29, 2016
Solange has both of her parents on interlude’s on her album and Ms. Tina’s words of wisdom are truly something people need to hear about being Pro Black. The album also has appearances by Q-Tip, Master P(as mentioned), Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Kelela, Bj The Chicago Kid, Sampa, Nia Andrews and some additional vocals by Tweet, Devonte Hynes and many more.