Solange announces A Seat at the Table, out on Friday

Solange announces A Seat at the Table, out on Friday

In keeping with 2016’s spirit of wokeness, the realer Knowles will release a 21-track album called A Seat at the Table on Friday, alongside a digital book of lyrics and photography out now on her website.

As evinced by the lyrics and photographs contained there — strikingly beautiful compositions well worth checking out — as well as her recent Instagram posts and editorial on her experience at a Kraftwerk show, A Seat at the Table is a statement on self-love, black bodies in white spaces, and belonging in a hostile world. Solange’s first release since 2012’s True, the new album has more interludes (eight) than that release had tracks (seven). Guests include Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Kelela, Dev Hynes, Lil Wayne, and The Dream.

At this point, Solange is probably still the sister with a temper to most of this Bey-crazy world. This release seems geared, in part, to reframe her as the sister with the vision.

A Seat at the Table:

01. Rise
02. Weary
03. Interlude: The Glory Is In You
04. Cranes In The Sky
05. Interlude: Dad Was Mad
06. Mad [ft. Lil Wayne]
07. Don’t You Wait
08. Interlude: Tina Taught Me
09. Don’t Touch My Hair [ft. Sampha]
10. Interlude: This Moment
11. Where Do We Go
12. Interlude: For Us By Us
13. F.U.B.U. [ft. The-Dream & BJ The Chicago Kid]
14. Borderline (An Ode To Self Care) [ft. Q-Tip]
15. Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It [ft. Kelly Rowland & Nia Andrews
16. Junie
17. Interlude: No Limits
18. Don’t Wish Me Well
19. Interlude: Pedestals
20. Scales [ft. Kelela]
21. Closing: The Chosen Ones

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