Solange has revealed to the New York Times Style Magazine that she’ll be dropping her as-yet-unnamed album soon. How soon? We don’t know yet. But the multi-disciplinary artist has divulged a little of what it will feel like and, given the artistry of her last album, we could not be more ready for this. Here’s what she had to say:
What can we expect from the album?
‘There is a lot of jazz at the core… But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle,’ Solange said in the extensive interview. After A Seat at the Table (2016), we know her music immerses itself in the personal and political, covering issues of race, womanhood and mental health. Her last album spoke to what it means to claim your space in the world, and so we know her next offering is going to be everything we need. It will be her fifth album.
It’s going to me multi-dimensional
‘The record will be warm, she says, fluid and more sensual than her last one,’ writes Ayana Mathis for the New York Times Style Magazine. Multi-talented as Solange famously is, we’ve seen her art and activism take the form of choreography, aesthetics, vocals, lyricism, film, sculpture, concept and performance art. The mind of this singer-songwriter-innovator and what she means to the culture is almost unmatched right now.
What is Solange’s creative process?
In the interview, Solange reveals a bit about her process: ‘I like to be able to tell the story in 13 different ways, then I like to edit… I have this fear living in my body about releasing work… I don’t know any artist that doesn’t feel that before they hit the send button.’
No one navigates the space between art and activism quite like Solange, and she manages to do it in such a healing way. We cannot wait.