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Back in 2016 Solange released her first #1 hit album A Seat at the Table. Two years after it’s release the youngest Knowles sister is ready to bless us again with new music. In a new interview with The New York Times‘ T Magazine, the Grammy-winning singer talks about her upcoming album.

Set to be released this fall Solange announced that her follow up LP will be Jazz inspired. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” she reveals. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.” “I like to be able to tell the story in 13 different ways, then I like to edit,” she says of her process.

NY Times magazine described the album as “warm, fluid, and more sensual than her last one.” While Solagne exudes nothing but confidence the singer/songwriter is still nervous with releasing her LP “I have this fear living in my body about releasing work,” she says. “I don’t know any artist that doesn’t feel that before they hit the send button.” Hopefully with this new interview coming out that we will get to hear a new single soon. You can check out the full interview here.

13320210_713721615437147_1035359758_nWe are slowly coming to the end of 2016 which was a great year for music if I don`t say it myself, we heard so many great albums and saw so many great comebacks that have uplifted and inspired people all around. Solange made a much welcomed return with arguably one of the best albums in years “A Seat On The Table” which managed to join her sister`s groundbreaking album “Lemonade” at charting at number one. Britney Spears released a gem of an album “Glory” which saw her getting back to the old Britney we grew up with, she expressed so much confidence and her vocals shined. And this year we also saw Fantasia step all the way out of her comfort zone and create a masterpiece that displayed her creativity beautifully. And we were introduced to so many great artist this year that have touched me with their creative sounds and strong voices.

The list is not numerical in order of “most favorite” as the field this year was so tight and definitely offered a variety of great albums depending on your mood.
1. Beyoncé – LemonadeLemonade 1 (1)

‘I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up, I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.’

What I loved about this album is the fact that she was willing to experiment and push at the boundaries of her sound and showcase different sides to her that many people can relate to as she did with her 2013 album, “Beyoncé”. The visual album is both an ode to black women and a deeply personal love story dealing with all the ups and downs of a relationship – tackling urgent themes such as paranoia, anger, denial, redemption and forgiveness.

My favorite track is “Sorry” an upbeat number that sees her displaying a “sorry not sorry” attitude, as she heads to the club with her girls and is not paying her cheating ex not one bit of attention, she is over him:“Me and my baby, we gon’ be alright, we gon’ live a good life. Big homie better grow up, me and my whoadies ’bout to stroll up. I see them boppers in the corner, they sneaking out the back door. He only want me when I’m not there, he better call Becky with the good hair…” It`s all about taking your power back and focusing on rebuilding yourself from a bad relationship..

Also “All Night”, a love ballad that samples Outkast`s “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”, it finds her singing about staying committed to her man even through all the ups and downs, as the love they share will rise above anything that comes their way: “They say true love’s the greatest weapon to win the war caused by pain but every diamond has imperfections. But my love’s too pure to watch it chip away, Oh nothing real can be threatened. True love breathes salvation back into me with every tear came redemption and my torturer became a remedy…”

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Last night the youngest Knowles sister, Solange made her SNL debut,as she performed her breakout single “Cranes In the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair”of her first No. 1 album A Seat at the Table. Dressed in a sparkly headpiece and crystal dress, Solange kicked things off with Cranes In the Sky,backed by her band and her dancers, Solange showed off her moves reminiscent of the music video.

For her second performance changed into white pants and as she brought out Sampha for a stunning performance of “Don’t Touch My Hair.”

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Solange blessed us all with some good music when she released her new album “A Seat at the Table” this weekend. The youngest Knowles sister wasn’t done with her surprises when she unleashed her brand new visuals for Don’t Touch My Hair & Cranes in the Sky. The new videos were co-directed by Solange and her husband video director Alan Ferguson. Check out the new clips below.

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Since releasing her 2008 critically acclaimed LP,Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, Solange has been able to separate herself from her very famous sister and found her own lane in the music industry, leaving most wanting to hear more of what the youngest Knowles sister has to offer. Since the Solange unleashed her 2012 EP True. Now after a few years of anticipation, Solange will finally unleash her brand new album titled “ A Seat at the Table” via Saint Records/Columbia.

The 21 track LP will feature guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Sampha, Bj The Chicago kid, Q-tip, Kelly Rowland, Tweet and more, is set to be digitally released this Friday. A Seat at the Table, described as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing. Check out the official track list below.
1. “Rise”
2. “Weary” (Additional vocals by Tweet)
3. “Interlude: The Glory Is in You”
4. “Cranes in the Sky”
5. “Interlude: Dad Was Mad”
6. “Mad” feat. Lil Wayne (Additional vocals by Moses Sumney and Tweet)
7. “Don’t You Wait”
8. “Interlude: Tina Taught Me”
9. “Don’t Touch My Hair” feat. Sampha
10. “Interlude: This Moment” (Additional vocals by Devonté Hynes of Houston, Texas and Lu of Carolina)
11. “Where Do We Go” (Additional vocals by Sean Nicholas Savage)
12. “Interlude: For Us By Us”
13. “F.U.B.U.” feat. The-Dream & BJ the Chicago Kid (Additional vocals by Tweet)
14. “Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)” feat. Q-Tip
15. “Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It” feat. Kelly Rowland & Nia Andrews
16. “Junie”
17. “Interlude: No Limits”
18. “Don’t Wish Me Well”
19. “Interlude: Pedestals”
20. “Scales” feat. Kelela
21. “Closing: The Chosen Ones”