Solange Sets Fall Release For New Album

Published: Monday 15th Oct 2018 by Sam

 


Solange produced more than an album with 2016’s ‘A Seat At The Table,’ she produced a movement.

Rooted in the social, the political, and the racial, the set was showered with praise from critics and the culture alike and is largely hailed as a musical mirror of black pride. It also earned the 32-year-old her first Grammy Award (Best R&B Performance for ‘Cranes In The Sky’).

Now, the eclectic songbird has revealed that she’ll be hatching its follow-up this Fall.

Details below…

Confirmation about the as yet untitled project was shared during a resonating profile feature on the star by the NY Times.

Initially, the info shared was drip-fed…

“She has come to this spare, meditative place to put the final touches on her album. What’s it called? How many songs are there? Who did she collaborate with? How will she tour it? The album’s release is imminent this fall, probably sometime soon. But, even within this studio, Solange keeps these details close: The record will likely arrive into the world fully formed at some mysterious and unexpected moment, like a meteor cratering into the culture. But she will not be rushed.”


Later, more is divulged:

The new album calls. The making of it has taken Solange to New Orleans (where she often lives), Jamaica, California’s Topanga Canyon and back to a kind of Houston of the mind. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” she emailed me a few days after our meeting. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.” The sound and feel of the album are set in her mind, but this project, so close to being finished, is still very much in progress — and will be until the very end. “I like to be able to tell the story in 13 different ways, then I like to edit,” she says of her process. Many of the songs on “A Seat at the Table” were 15 minutes long until the final stages of production, when, with surgical decisiveness, Solange cut them down to three or four. She’ll do the same as she completes this yet unnamed album. The record will be warm, she says, fluid and more sensual than her last one. But, seasoned as she is, she’s still nervous. “I have this fear living in my body about releasing work,” she says. “I don’t know any artist that doesn’t feel that before they hit the send button.”


Solange’s artistic evolution and semantic rooting see her stand as one of modern music’s most compelling acts.

Naturally, then, we’re eager to dive into the pool of newness she has incoming.

Sonically, as ever, it sounds like she’s pulling from a unique mix of influences. Our primary hope, though, is that she picks up the pace a little from her last project.

‘True’ remains our most played Solo set – thanks largely to its balanced blend of the uptempo, the mid-tempo, and slower numbers.

And while it’d be almost asinine to long for the same sound (especially with an act as unpredictable as Solange), we see little issue in her pulling from a similar framework.

In any case, enough of our rambling. What are…

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Collier Schorr / NY Times]

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  1. Memo October 15, 2018

    Another pretentious ass album. She doesn’t voice the black community. She’s just there for recognition and money.

  2. XYZ October 15, 2018

    Hopefully it‘s more like true or sol-angel (I loved that album).

  3. Ughhh October 15, 2018

    I need a True Part II

  4. Ratedxxx October 15, 2018

    Solange has always this try hard person….she tries so hard not to be compare to basic a** sister
    Everything she does comes and look fake

  5. Achooo! October 15, 2018

    She love going against the grain. She has a beautiful voice more beautiful than her sister. Beyoncé has mastered the stage. I’m glad Solange is making sleeping music again.

  6. aJ October 15, 2018

    B**** it is the fall…tf

  7. The Empress October 15, 2018

    While Solo’s music has been really good since True, only pseudo-woke Black feminists buy into because her art comes off more pretentious than Janelle Monae. True album was real bop, but Solange’s artistry and stage performance are existential at best.

  8. The Empress October 15, 2018

    Sidebar: I saw a light-skinned gay Nicki Minaj get his azzz BEAT by some Cardi B fan in Washington Heights last night…lol

    These stan wars are getting out of hand.

    • @Nate October 15, 2018

      Whoa that’s crazy! Can you imagine if a Janet fan & a Madonna fan got into it in the 90s? Though, Id love the idea of a Janet stan locking a Madonna stan….. Its all foolish. And nobody is on the payroll.

    • iamme October 16, 2018

      YOU LIVE IN THE HEIGHTS,ME TOO? WHAT PART?

  9. DanYiel Iman October 15, 2018

    Solange makes music that she likes and if y’all don’t like it DON’T HATE ALL DAY, doesn’t look good on you!!??

  10. I HATE WHYYYTE AND BLACCCK BITCHEZZ BOTH NOT SHT October 15, 2018

    CBtch explain why jay. N you were fist fighting….

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