Sister Is Doing It for Herself: The Return of Solange

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Beyonce’s little sister steps into her own on this attention grabbing, socially-conscious release.

Photo courtesy Columbia Records

Photo courtesy Columbia Records

Solange

A Seat at the Table(Columbia Records)

A Seat at the Table is heavily inspired by funk, neo-soul and ‘90s R&B but sounds like something entirely of Solange’s own creation. The simultaneously moving and daring album responds to a variety of society’s injustices — expressing rage, despair and disappointment but with unique grace and flair. A Seat at the Table features collaborative work with Andre 3000 of Outkast, Kelly Rowland and Lil’ Wayne among many others. The record’s majestic opening number, “Rise” and its equally impressive closing track “Scales” (featuring buzzy newcomer Kelela), bookend the release beautifully. Head to YouTube to see Solange’s impressive visuals for singles “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair.” Follow her on Twitter @solangeknowles.

Last modified: June 9, 2017