If you’re a Solange Knowles fan you most likely are aware that Beyonce’s little sister dropped her latest project, “A Seat at the Table,” on Friday. If you you’re not a fan, now you know, too. The point is that this looks to be the singer’s most personal project to date.

She says the album, her third, is “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing” and it tackles topics like race and identity politics, and her relationship with her family.

Solange shared that she gives much of the credit for becoming who she is to the foundation and the support that her parents gave her.

“We grew up in a household with two parents who constantly celebrated Blackness and created forums and spaces to empower Black communities,” Solange wrote on her website, Saint Heron. “This might feel new for other people, but it is surely not new for me…I also feel like I had a lot of encouragement when I was to stand up to inequalities. You and dad both nurtured my voice to stand up, which gave me the confidence to now continue that and to write this record. It is one thing to experience these situations, but then it’s another to go home and tell your family and have them not support you. Having that support definitely had a positive impact on me.”

As part of their conversation, Solange Knowles also told her mother that she created the project with the values that they instilled her as parents.

“We are creating the opportunities and communities that we want to see…a huge part of the record is just honoring and giving a tribute to my parents.”

Above, check out the video for “Don’t Touchy My Hair” and below, “Cranes in the Sky.” BTW, both videos were co-directed by Solange and her husband, Alan Ferguson.


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(Photo Source: Solange’s Instagram)

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