01 October 2016

Solange offers fans and music lovers ‘A Seat At The Table’

This year in music is perhaps the biggest of our time; think Adele, Kanye, Rihanna, Kendrick, Frank Ocean, Drake and Beyoncé. All of these A-listers have released their latest work – some after depriving their fans and music lovers alike for extended periods of silence. The latest musician to break their silence is Solange, with the release of her 'A Seat At The Table' album.

On Tuesday (27 August) the American singer-songwritter announced plans to drop the album, along with its artwork, a track list, photo journal and digital book on her website.
Ahead of the release, she also told fans, “I started writing #ASeatAtTheTable almost 4 years ago... I am honored and humbled to share it with you midnight tonight.” Fast-forward to first impressions of the album as fans and music critics weigh in on the candid, diary-like, 21-track fourth studio album from Solange. General reviews have been favourable, with the singer being prased for fan favourite’s such as “Tina Tough Me” – an interlude of her mother commenting on black pride, “Cranes in The Sky”, a Lil Wayne feature called “Mad”, “Don't Wish Me Well” and “Don’t Touch My Hair”.
Additional collaborations and contributions include the likes of Raphael Saadiq, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Sampha and Kelly Rowland. It’s sound fits a Neo Soul category with subject matter that taps into personal and societal issues of police brutality, the black experience and according to its maker, “identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”
‘A Seat At The Table’ joins the roster of masterpieces that will surely give end of term award ceremonies a hard time selecting the best to walk away with a Grammy, Billboard and BET award – among others. Listen to the album today on online purchase or streaming services. According to Solange, “It will be available digitally err where, and available for physical pre order delivered Nov.”