Solange Covers L’Officiel / Talks New Album & More

Published: Monday 30th Sep 2019 by Sam

Check out Solange!

The soul-filled songstress covers the Fall 2019 issue of L’Officiel Magazine.

Beyond posing for a number of striking shots (lensed by Rafael Rios), the eclectic star opened up about her art in a unique interview conducted by rapper Trina.

Head below, where pics and quotes await…

On The Differences Between ‘When I Get Home’ & ‘A Seat At The Table’:

I feel really lucky that I’m a part of a community of people who really f*ck with my growth. It’s invaluable to me. It literally makes me smile with gratitude before I sleep. I said exactly what I needed to say and express with A Seat at the Table, and I feel really proud of that. My heart is filled with gratitude for that moment. I felt so much power in that and couldn’t have written any other record because those songs were in my spirit and I was being confronted with it every day. I wanted to create a bit more of a world with When I Get Home. A mecca that spoke to an environment and an expression. A place that you could go sonically and visually and digitally and feel immersed in as a project about what exactly the process of home is and the feelings behind it. It means so much to me you dug it! Makes me smile real big inside. This album was purely about feeling.

On How She Approaches Her Projects:

Well, I look at each project as a timestamp of who I was and who I wanted to become and so each time I am trying to both reflect on that and achieve that through my work. A lot of times, that involves my son, my friends, my mama, and really leaning on them to lift me up and to bounce energy off of. But a lot of times that’s done in solitude because only I know that answer. I have to really quiet myself for that. I’m also extremely environmental, so I try to build the world I am wishing to create within the space I work in. So much of this album was created in Houston at an incredible art space called Project Row Houses in the neighborhood I grew up in called Third Ward. Just having the space to say, “Hey, this is where it started.” What do I feel here? Who do I become here? Do I speak different, dress different, see the world differently? If my dad drops by, how does that energy eject itself into this 3:30 second song? Does this lyric mean something else now that he’s here, and we’ve hugged? Did some sh*t come up emotionally and now this language takes on another context? Those things really matter to me, and they activate the spirit of the sound to me. So I’m hypersensitive to it all.

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: L’Officiel /Rafael Rios]

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  1. Swirly September 30, 2019

    ….and I bet Beyoncé wasn’t mentioned once, yet Kelly Rowland is asked about Beyoncé in every interview.

    • Shayla Queen September 30, 2019

      What else they gonna ask Kelly about? Her new music? ???

    • Gt September 30, 2019

      She is stupid she want to answer the Beyoncé Questions. Solange is a real G.

  2. Clarkson September 30, 2019

    After what she did in that elevator, I cant believe she still has a career today, if a man did the same, he will be over. Female privilege

    Society teaching women that it’s okay and acceptable to brutalize a man. I don’t care if Jay z was cheating, beating and punching isnt the right way to resolve conflict or infidelity.

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate September 30, 2019

      Society says right now that YOU need some licks upside your head and beat downs for the foolishness you vomit here everyday. So no, there is nothing wrong with a woman beating a man when he’s guilty of some ish. Been happening for centuries and ain’t gonna stop now because your quasi socio correct a** think it’s not appropriate. FOH.

    • Shayla Queen September 30, 2019

      I agree ?

    • Swirly September 30, 2019

      She has two gatekeepers behind her. The industry does not cross Jay or Bey. There was no way Jay was blackballing his sister-in-law.

      Plus Solange is a known Schizo/Bipolar.

      • Clarkson September 30, 2019

        @swirly
        Keep the same energy if it was a man who did what solange did.

        Stop making excuses of abusive people.
        Solange should be cancelled and arrested for assault, if it was a dude he would be cancelled and arrested.

  3. Dc September 30, 2019

    Last album sucked

    • King Khia September 30, 2019

      FACTS.

  4. High Price September 30, 2019

    I would personally like a TOTALLY different sound, vibe and look from her. I want to see her dance, do some hip hop, a little bit of pop with an R&B twist, and of course some good ole R&B! I know she doesn’t want to be compared to her sister in no form but I’m ready to see her give it to us in a different way. I love her uniqueness but I’m ready to dance and get some vocals!

  5. Diabetes Unbothered September 30, 2019

    I will NEVER understand why MAD wasn’t released as a Single. It’s the most obvious single and lil Wayne delivery was top notch and unexpected. ASATT is easily the strongest body of work of any DC member outside of Bey even with the lame interludes

  6. Ratedxxx October 1, 2019

    Why is this broad naked….

    They should have giving Trina the cover. Since she has an album out

    This basic broad irks my dang nerves trying to appear different from her fame thirsty sister

  7. Jeans October 1, 2019

    Why Solange photoshoots always look like they done with an iphone 4.

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