Soulful songbird Solange is gearing up for a return to the scene with her first studio album in six years.
To signal her comeback, the 28-year-old appears on the cover of Lucky Magazine – which is somewhat apt given that she was incredibly “lucky” to escape the media storm that almost engulfed her and her family during “elevator-gate” back in May.
Not one to shy away from talking, the singer addresses the matter in her own way in her interview feature, and also dishes on her new album, family loyalty, and fashion.
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Solange On Music:
“The music is changing… My last EP, True, was about the overall vibe—the message was fun. This one, I really want you to hear what I’m saying. I want you to hear me.’”
Solange On Elevator-Gate:
She calls the incident “that thing.” “What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she says. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”
Solange On Family Valies
She is happy to discuss the values her parents taught both of their daughters: hard work along with unconditional love and support for each other. “We’ve always held each other down no matter what,” she says. “That’s something I’m drilling into Julez now.”
“I think about all of those phases that I went through,” she continues, looking out over kids playing in the park, “and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break. That’s because I had confidence instilled in me by my parents. They didn’t always like it—in fact, most of the time they didn’t—but they never asked me to change.”
Solange On Fashion:
“Solange Knowles was born to stand out[… ] ‘When I look back at old pictures, my dad was always smartly dressed, my mom had the most elegant, beautiful style, and my sister was very into the ’90s Cross Colours look, and I…’ says Solange,”just had all of these different things inside me… It’s interesting how the past comes back full circle and then it becomes more refined.”