Solange made a significant name for herself singing the theme song for The Proud Family. The American singer/songwriter was born in Houston, TX and launched her Recording label Saint Records in 2013. She successfully released her third studio album A Seat at the Table September 30th, 2016. This album really showed the world that she is more than Beyonce’s little sister. The 21 tracks and 52 minutes of unadulterated art featured artist such as Lil Wayne, Tweet, Sampha, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Kelly Rowland.
My fist time listening to the album was by surprise. I stumbled across the full release while browsing Tidal.
I sat in my living room for a full hour and once I realized the album was closing I put the album on repeat! From beginning to end, I enjoyed each track and never thought about skipping any–including the interludes!
In my opinion, the interludes especially made the album a great listen. I cannot conclude whether I have a favorite track, but I can list a few with a great vibe.
This project secured her a 2017 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance of Cranes In The Sky. Solange wrote, arranged and co-produced every song on the album. Raphael Saadiq (“Ask of You”) is credited as the album executive producer.
Solange’s voice throughout the project is a palliative for marginalized people. Her intersection as a cisgendered African American women comforts the audience. This project is realizing she has a right to be mad, happy, sultry or extra because she prepared this table.
She welcomes the audience to have a seat also, but cautions you to be mindful touching stuff! Solange explores the trauma and resilience of being black in America. This album is a must listen classic!
By: LeAndre Carthen