Skip to main content

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.
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Album Spotlight: Ne-Yo - In My Own Words

It's probably starting to look like a Ne-Yo fan site here with all the recent posts mentioning him; but I assure you it is not. The hype behind Ne-Yo's debut album; "In My Own Words" reached a fever pitch thanks to the debut single; "So Sick". The song was a huge success including its singles; "Sexy Love", "When Ur Mad" and more.

Ne-Yo definitely plays up on his buzz by writing and producing many of the tracks. This album would lead to Ne-Yo being a very sought after songwriter and producer. It is the album of his I favor the most. I think as he progressed as an artist; I somewhat lost interest.

----------------
Now playing: Trina - I Want It All (ft. Monica)
via FoxyTunes

*UPDATED* Music Feed: Janet Jackson's Most Sexualized Songs: REVISITED

You all, my readers, my visitors; my supporters; you have made this post one of the most successful posts on my blog. I kept wondering what it was about this post, that made it so successful; one word: JANET! The fact that Janet has new music on the way makes this post even more of a hot topic. As its been said before, no one sings about sex quite like Janet Jackson. Her songs, ooze with the right amount of sexuality perfect for a night of steamy sex. Take a look back at a number of songs Janet is responsible for delivering her in trademark breathy delivery. I took the liberty of adding a few other songs that didn't make the list before. 

"Warmth"
This song begins with echos of Janet saying "...in my mouth". By then you should already know what this song is about. Janet sings about the "warmth" of her mouth and how she pleases her lover; Jermaine Dupri at the time. This is a very sensual song and it is one of the most explicit Janet has ever recorded …

Album Spotlight: Beyonce - Dangerously In Love

If you were in love in 2003, it wasn't official unless you were living "Dangerously In Love". It was the title of Beyonce's 2003 breakthrough solo album which spawned the singles, "Crazy In Love" featuring Jay-Z, "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul, "Me, Myself, and I", and the title track. The album would serve as a precursor of what was to come from this bonafide superstar. Unlike her later albums, "Dangerously" was deep-rooted in southern soul and R&B melodies. This album also showed a more gentler, sultry, and relaxed(voice wise) Beyonce. As opposed to the last few years her style has been more abrasive and in your face. Never one to be outdone, Beyonce was set to release a follow-up to this album titled, "Dangerously In Love 2" featuring unreleased songs but it didn't happen. From the seductive "Speechless" to the cautionary tale of "Me, Myself, and I", "Dangerously In Love" is m…