Beyonce's sister is back.
Solange Knowles unveils her latest studio album 'A Seat at the Table' just three days after announcing it on Twitter. Fans are going wild for this 21-song venture, which she has reportedly been working on since at least 2013 with a host of collaborating artists and producers.
Solange Knowles unveils brand new album
The album was released today (September 30th 2016) through Columbia Records and her own label Saint Records. It's a 21-song extravaganza featuring Lil Wayne, Sampha, Kelela, The Dream, BJ The Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland and Nia Andrews, and comes alongside a digital book of lyrics and a photo journal that can also be picked up from her website.
'I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to share this work I've written and created, with you', she posted on Twitter. 'I started writing 'A Seat At The Table' almost 4 years ago... I am honored and humbled to share it with you.'
It's her first full-length studio album in eight years, following 'Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams', though in that time she released the EP 'True' in 2012 and a compilation for her record label entitled 'Saint Heron' in 2013.
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The 30-year-old sister of Beyonce was kind enough to answer a few fan questions regarding the new work on Twitter. She compared 'A Seat at the Table' to 'True' saying, ''True' was meant to provoke joy and to challenge what we know as Pop, 'A Seat At The Table' is meant to provoke healing and journey of self empowerment'. In a statement, she expanded on that notion, explaining that themes included 'identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing'.
As much as fans are excited about this new release, however, they shouldn't expect to see a promotional tour anytime soon. 'I really want to tour, but my son is in junior high school now and plays basketball and ball is life', she said. 'So I gotta figure that s**t out. Duality.'
'A Seat at the Table' is available to download on iTunes and stream on Spotify now.