Hot New Music {Album} Solange – A Seat At The Table | Black Empowerment Music

Published On September 30, 2016 | By admin | FAME

In creating her latest album, A Seat at the Table, Solange Knowles set a simple, but ambitious goal. Solange was asked how to describe A Seat at the Table (out today), in a fan Q&A on Twitter. While her last release, 2012’s the True EP was intended to “provoke joy” and “to challenge what we know as Pop.” On this new album, however, Solange intended to “provoke healing” and lead the listener on a “journey of self-empowerment.”

After just one day, it’s clear that she succeeded. A Seat at the Table is an incredible album.

Opener “Rise” directs the audience to “fall in your ways so you can’t crumble,” and then the makes good on its own command. ASATT is an insider’s conversation in the form of a gorgeously sung, perfectly sequenced, and well produced album, an LP made in the spirit of Aretha Franklin’s Young, Gifted and Black.

ASATT’s lyrics often read like the Twitter timeline of a smart Black person. There’s so much being said here that’s voiced, day in and day out, by anyone who is Black, aware, and trying to maintain sanity and a positive sense of self in a society that constantly tries to strip us of both. If the visual component of Beyoncé’s LEMONADE is a celebration of Black womanhood, A Seat at the Table is an album addressing the Black community at large. ASATT speaks to the angst and frustration shared by all of us—and doesn’t shy away from the root of the struggle.

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