‘A Seat At The Table’, released last week (September 30), is Solange’s first full album since ‘Sol-Angel And The Hadley St Dreams’ in 2008 and 2012’s career-revitalising ‘True’ EP. It features 21 songs, although eight of those are interludes.
Guest cameos come from Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, The-Dream, Sampha, Moses Sumney, Dev Hynes, BJ The Chicago Kid, Sean Nicholas Savage, Nia Andrews and Kelela. Solange has called the album: “A project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”
Now speaking to The Fader, Solange said of comparisons to Beyoncé’s politically-charged ‘Lemonade’ album: “We have the same mother and the same father. We grew up in the same household, and so we had and heard the same conversations… these very politically-charged, socially-charged conversations… It shouldn’t be surprising that two people who grew up in the same household with the same parents who are very, very aware — just like everyone else is — of all of the inequalities and the pain and suffering of our people right now, would create art that reflects that.”
Solange went on to say: “I’m really proud of my sister and I’m really proud of her record and her work and I’ve always been. As far as I’m concerned, she’s always been an activist from the beginning of her career and she’s always been very, very black. My sister has always been a voice for black people and black empowerment. And I give so much of that credit to my parents.”
The singer has also shared two new videos for her album tracks ‘Cranes in the Sky’ and ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’, the latter featuring Sampha. Watch below.
See the full tracklist for ‘A Seat At The Table’ below.
‘The Glory Is In You (Interlude)’
‘Cranes In The Sky’
‘Dad Was Mad (Interlude)’
‘Mad’ (Featuring Lil Wayne)
‘Don’t You Wait’
‘Tina Taught Me’ (Interlude)
‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ (Featuring Sampha)
‘This Moment’ (Interlude)
‘Where Do We Go’
‘For Us By Us’ (Interlude)
‘FUBU’ (Featuring The-Dream and BJ The Chicago Kid)
‘Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)’ (Featuring Q-Tip)
‘I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It’ (Interlude, Featuring Kelly Rowland and Nia Andrews)
‘No Limits’ (Interlude)
‘Don’t Wish Me Well’
‘Scales’ (Featuring Kelela)
‘The Chosen Ones’