Solange Knowles can multitask. The singer and artist also knows that we live in an increasingly graphic-dominated world. Image has always meant a ton to musical artists -- think James Brown's cape, Frank Sinatra's jaunty lid, or Beyonce's and Madonna's multitude of powerful, sensual styles -- but we are surrounded by screens like never before and strong visuals need more than ever to accompany captivating tunes.
That's why Solange is dropping a big new 112- page digital book project to accompany her big new album. Both are called A Seat at the Table and both use striking imagery to shake up stale iconography. The book celebrates black women and men -- but also plain humanity and family -- and juxtaposes traditional poses to upend timeworn ideas of masculinity and refocus the idea of powerful femininity -- for people of all colors. Plus it has all the lyrics, stylishly arranged in a way that would make E.E. Cummings proud. There are 21 tracks on A Seat at the Table, which brewed for nearly four years before being poured this week.
A Seat at the Table (track list)
02. “Weary” (additional vocals blessed by Tweet)
03. “Interlude: The Glory Is In You”
04. “Cranes In The Sky”
05. “Interlude: Dad Was Mad”
06. “Mad” (feat. Lil Wayne, additional vocals blessed by Moses Sumney, Tweet)
07. “Don’t You Wait”
08. “Interlude: Tina Taught Me”
09. “Don’t Touch My Hair” (feat. Sampha)
10. “Interlude: This Moment” (additional vocals blessed by Devonte Hynes, Lu)
11. “Where Do We Go” (additional vocals blessed by Sean Nicholas Savage)
12. “Interlude: For Us By Us”
13. “F.U.B.U.” (feat. The-Dream & BJ The Chicago Kid, additional vocals blessed by Tweet)
14. “Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)” (feat. Q-Tip)
15. “Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can’t Have It” (feat. Kelly Rowland, Nia Andrews)
17. “Interlude: No Limits”
18. “Don’t Wish Me Well”
19. “Interlude: Pedestals”
20. “Scales” (feat. Kelela)
21. “Closing: The Chosen Ones”
Solange Knowles' most popular music video 'Losing You' (2012), which has been viewed nearly 17 million times is below.
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