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.
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…"
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.
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