Solange Drops a New Album 'A Seat at the Table' Celebrating Black Identity

Stream the entire album now.

Entertainment
463 Hypes

Solange’s third studio album A Seat at the Table is long awaited – she hasn’t released an album since 2008. The 21-track album is a “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing.”

Prior to the drop, Solange emailed 86 people song lyrics via a poetry book and called also called it her “most proud body of work” in June. “I say all of that to say…don’t eveeer let anyone write your story for you. They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting we call life.”

Solange’s new album boasts guests including Dev Hynes, Lil Wayne, Q-Tip and Kelly Rowland. From a recent essay condemning racial discrimination the artist’s album is a nod to positive change and black identity. “I’m weary of the ways of the world,” the album opens and utters “I’m tired” on a Q-Tip song. There’s clear anger but Solange’s approach is calm.

The next part is pure celebration – Tina Knowles delivers a segment on how “celebrating blackness isn’t anti-white” and F.U.B.U.’s mantra hears “This shit is for us.” Listen below and be swept into Solange’s mind.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

BANKS' 'The Altar' Album Has Finally Arrived — Listen Now
Entertainment

BANKS' 'The Altar' Album Has Finally Arrived — Listen Now

Her sophomore album is post-breakup liberation.
922 Hypes

OFF-WHITE 2017 Spring/Summer Backstage Editorial: The GirlBoss Rules
Fashion

OFF-WHITE 2017 Spring/Summer Backstage Editorial: The GirlBoss Rules

Virgil Abloh coins the new “Businesswoman” – with Frank Ocean and Kanye West in attendance.
1,615 Hypes

Vanessa Hong Might Just Be One of the Most Interesting People You'll Ever Meet
Fashion 

Vanessa Hong Might Just Be One of the Most Interesting People You'll Ever Meet

The Haute Pursuit founder tells us about how she went from pre-med to fashion blogger to designer.
5,656 Hypes

Christian Dior Sees New Wave of Feminism for 2017 Spring/Summer
Fashion

Christian Dior Sees New Wave of Feminism for 2017 Spring/Summer

This is Maria Grazia Chiuri’s DIO(R)EVOLUTION.
1,508 Hypes

Palace's 2016 Winter Collection Is a Throwback to '90s Vibes
Fashion

Palace's 2016 Winter Collection Is a Throwback to '90s Vibes

Cozy cold weather essentials abound.
966 Hypes


More ▾