Album Spotlight: Solange - A Seat At The Table

Have a seat at her table.
  • Producer(s): Solange Knowles-Ferguson
  • Writer(s): Solange Knowles-Ferguson
  • Guest appearances: Master P, Mathew Knowles, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Kelly Rowland, Tweet, BJ The Chicago Kid, Kelela, Sampha, Lil' Wayne, Q-Tip, etc.
  • Highlights: "Rise", "Weary", "Junie", "Don't Touch My Hair", "Cranes In The Sky"
  • Release Date: September 30(digital retailers), November 2016(physical release(CD), December 2016(vinyl release)

I was so happy when I learned that Solange was releasing her new album. I felt like it had been forever since her last project and it has. Her last project, the EP, "True" was released 4 years ago believe it or not.  I was even more surprised when I saw that Columbia Records was putting the album out. Solange was signed to Columbia when she released her first album and she revealed years down the road, that she asked to be released. Her second album was released through Interscope and her other projects("True") were released independently. I figured this album would be released independently but was pleasantly surprised that "A Seat At The Table" was released through a major label. The album is currently #1 on iTunes and Solange has thanked everyone for the support citing that she started writing this album 4 years ago. Solange just released the videos to "Cranes In The Sky" and "Don't Touch My Hair". Solange held a listening party with close friends and family days before the album's release. There have been nothing but great reviews pouring in for this body of work which Solange says is about empowerment and blackness. The album definitely touches on those subjects and of course love. The album is also sequenced really well with numerous interludes between some of the songs. Master P is featured on many of the interludes telling his story behind the makings of No Limit. Kelly Rowland guests on one of the more playful and less serious interludes. "A Seat At The Table" features 21 tracks in total which may seem a little overwhelming for some but the album doesn't overstay its welcome. The songs are the right length and they get right to the point. You definitely should check this album out if you haven't already.
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