Solange Knowles Dedicates "A Seat at the Table" to Her Parents
Since the release of Solange Knowles' latest masterpiece, "A Seat at the Table," the Internet has been buzzing over its success, quickly allowing it to climb the charts to take the spot as the No. 1 album on iTunes.
From "Where Do We Go" to "Don't Touch My Hair," the 21 songs of Solange's album form a "confessional autobiography and meditation on being black in America," which her parents made sure was something she would be proud to embrace.
And for this reason, Solange dedicated the album to them.
"We grew up in a household with two parents who constantly celebrated Blackness and created forums and spaces to empower Black communities," Solange told Judnick Mayard in an interview for "Saint Heron" with her mother, Tina Knowles. "This might feel new for other people, but it is surely not new for me."
In order to craft her music, Solange returned to Louisiana to reclaim the space her family left and be empowered. "I'm a strong believer that in order to know where you’re going, you have to know where you came from."
My Album, A Seat At The Table, will be released digitally this Friday • September 30th. Visit www.solangemusic.com to experience the #ASeatAtTheTable digital book now. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to share this body of work I have written, with you. Album Cover Photography : @carlota_guerrero
Watch the music video for "Don't Touch My Hair" in the player below.
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