Let’s get one thing straight: Solange is not Beyonce. This does not make her better or worse. Her latest album A Seat at the Table is the perfect proof of Solange’s unique artistry and incredible talent, a display of her very own lane. A Seat at the Table is a timely work of art, and it’s her follow-up to 2012’s indie-tinged success True.
A Seat at the Table covers some pretty heavy themes. One of the most important elements of the album is its evaluation and celebration of blackness, with a particularly powerful and emotional interlude courtesy of Miss Tina, Tina Knowles, the mother of Solange and Beyonce. The album discusses the black experience heavily. Solange also explores sadness, depression, coping and does all of this with major soul and funk influences. The album is a perfect culmination of the sentiments behind Solange’s previous works, True and her older album Sol Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams.
Listen to A Seat at the Table on Spotify
Solange’s new album is available on Spotify for listeners with login information.
Listen to A Seat at the Table on iTunes
The album is also available for purchase on iTunes by Apple users.
A Seat at the Table Tracklist
2. Weary ft. Tweet
3. Interlude: The Glory Is In You
4. Cranes in the Sky
5. Interlude: Dad Was Mad
6. Mad ft. Lil Wayne, Tweet, Moses Sumney
7. Don’t You Wait
8. Interlude: Tina Taught Me
9. Don’t Touch My hair ft. Sampha
10. Interlude: This Moment ft. Dev Hynes, Lu
11. Where Do We Go ft. Sean Nicholas Savage
12. Interlude: For Us By Us
13. F.U.B.U ft. The-Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid, Tweet
14. Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) ft. Q-Tip
15. Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It ft. Kelly Rowland, Nia Andrews
17. Interlude: No Limits
18. Don’t Wish Me Well
19. Interludes: Pedestals
20. Scales ft. Kelela
21. Closing: The Chosen Ones
A Seat at the Table album cover
My Album, A Seat At The Table, will be released digitally this Friday • September 30th. Visit www.solangemusic.com to experience the #ASeatAtTheTable digital book now. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to share this body of work I have written, with you. Album Cover Photography : @carlota_guerrero
For more information on A Seat at the Table and Solange’s music head over to her website.