The Internet Is Gasping For Air Over Solange Knowles' Album Announcement

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 15:  Solange performs at the YouTube @ SXSW showcase during the 2017 SXSW Conference And Festivals on March 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

The Internet Is Gasping For Air Over Solange Knowles' Album Announcement

Fans are also trying to piece together the mystery about her alleged ex-lover.

Published October 15, 2018

The Knowles sisters are notorious for keeping fans on the edges of their seats with their overwhelming surprise drops. Solange broke the internet earlier today when her interview with New York Times Style Magazine blessed all. Before divulging into the interview copy, the opening clause was more than enough to send fans into a frenzy.

  1. “On the eve of her next album...”

    One of the few artists able to float and be perceived in a fluid manner, Solange sat with famed black author Ayana Mathis to discuss her artistry, her impending album, her dimmed childhood plans of being a dancer and the multi-complexities of her career. The "Weary" soulstress traced the steps of her path from growing up in Houston's Third Ward, tearing her meniscus while dreaming of attending Julliard, her pop beginning with Solo Star and Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, denouncing the stereotypes encompassing single Black mothers, prior to Saint Heron, and her rebranding as the "indie R&B" singer we know today.

    According to Mathis, "the album’s release is imminent this fall, probably sometime soon…"

  2. “The record will likely arrive into the world fully formed at some mysterious and unexpected moment, like a meteor cratering into the culture.”

    Among other things, Solange also discussed her multifaceted artistry, like her Guggenheim exhibition. "She radically reframed herself, her music and representations of African-American womanhood. She understands Black music and Black experience as art in its own right, venue notwithstanding," according to Mathis. Fans swooned over the intimately revealing conversation and are now patiently awaiting the album that will be "warm, fluid, and more sensual" than fan favorite, A Seat at the Table.

  3. To top everything off, fans felt mind-blown to find out Wale's "Lotus Flower Bomb" is about her.

Written by Mya Abraham

(Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)


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