Can I have a seat at the table, solo?
Brilliance. Revolutionary. Empowering. Black Excellence. Those are the words that come to mind when you finish listening to Solange Knowles’ third studio album “A Seat at the Table.” We’ve always known Solange as the little sister of her legendary sister, but the comparisons end today. She deserves to be known as a star in her own right. This is Solo’s first number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart! That’s Black Girl Magic for your ass! Solange has always had a neo-soul, motown sound feel to her music (Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams is still dope btw!) I have personally loved Solo since her duet with Lil’ Romeo, the So Amazing sampled “True love.” & Her first EP, True made me love her even more. With the release of this album..I am officially a “STAN!” Knowles announced that the album is “A project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.” A Seat at the Table delivers the objective it was given…no DOUBT!!! An album that has the themes Black Identity, self-care, self-love, rage and liberation is always a winner.
A Seat at the Table has some amazing features from Tweet, Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid, Lil’ Wayne & others..but the most amazing features are the interludes featuring Solange’s parents Mathew Knowles and Tina Knowles Lawson, and Master P. Master P’s stories are just as aspiring as a story can be..but Mathew & Tina….came through. Mathew telling his story of growing up during the civil rights movement was simply remarkable. Tina’s speech about celebrating being black needs to be posted all over America. During a time of hopelessness and despair for African-Americans, Solange empowers us with an album that is for US.
Cranes in the Sky ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Don’t You Wait ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Don’t Touch My Hair ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Where do we Go ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Borderline (an Ode to Self-Care) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Don’t Wish Me Well ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The interludes were all amazing btw! 10 stars across the board.